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January 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Hit-and-run collision kills 2, injures 1 in Vancouver

Update at 10:35 a.m.: VANCOUVER, Wash.  — A second person struck by a hit-and-run driver in Vancouver, Wash. has died.

Police say 45-year-old Raisa Mosh of Vancouver died at the scene Sunday night and the 28-year-old Vancouver woman who was critically injured, Irina Gardinant, did not survive her injuries. Her 12-year-old relative who was walking with them was not injured.

Spokeswoman Kim Kapp says police are looking for a white pickup, believed to be a Toyota Tundra, that likely has front-end damage.

In addition, police are looking for a black pickup that was at the scene at the time. Kapp says that driver could be a witness or may also have struck the pedestrians.

She said Monday there were only three pedestrians involved, not four as initially reported. They were hit as the white pickup made a turn.

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VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police are looking for a white pickup that ran down two pedestrians Sunday night in Vancouver, leaving one dead and the other critically injured.

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp says it’s believed to be a Toyota Tundra and it likely has damage to the front end.

A third pedestrian was not injured. She said Monday there were only three pedestrians involved, not four as initially reported.

The two adults were hit as the pickup driver made a turn at an intersection at Northeast 72nd Avenue and Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive.

In addition to that truck, Kapp says police also are looking for a black pickup that was at the scene at the time. She says that driver could be a witness or may also have struck the pedestrians.

Kebala Dorn was in her apartment near the intersection when she heard the sirens. Several minutes later, she went outside to see what happened, she told The Columbian newspaper, and saw a body under a sheet and a distraught boy sitting down near the scene.

She said she hopes police find the driver who struck the victims, calling the driver “the definition of a coward.”

“That’s really messed up,” Dorn said. “Nobody should have to go that way.”

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