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Cheerleaders foil hit-and-run with help of chant

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A man who left an accident scene was
tracked down with the help of some cheerleaders who witnessed the
crash and turned his license plate number into a cheer, police
said.

Members of the Lincoln High School varsity cheerleading squad
from neighboring Ypsilanti were in Ann Arbor for a Universal
Cheerleaders Association's camp when they saw the wreck near the
University of Michigan campus.

"I knew I was going to not remember it because there was too
much going on," coach Patricia Clark said Monday on NBC's
"Today." "So, when I ran down the street and got the plate
number, I yelled to the girls: 'Remember this!"'

The cheerleaders put their skills to work, chanting the license
number.

"The coach just said it and we were saying it over and over,
and then it just turned into a big chant since we kept repeating
it," said Kimmie Ostrowski, a senior captain for the team who also
appeared on "Today."

According to police reports, a truck hit a car stopped at a
traffic light Wednesday, and the impact forced that car into
another vehicle, which then hit another one.

The truck driver, found at his home, told officers he didn't
think the damage was severe enough to stop, police Lt. Mike Logghe
told The Ann Arbor News.

The man wasn't arrested and his name wasn't released, but police
said he could face a misdemeanor charge of leaving the scene of an
accident.