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April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…

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March 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Kirkland man arrested in fatal hit & run incident

A Kirkland man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run death of a woman in Kenmore early Friday. The man, 53,  is being held on $200,000 bail for investigation of felony hit and run. The woman was struck about 7 a.m. while she was crossing Juanita Drive Northeast in an uncontrolled crosswalk at the…

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February 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Police believe Vancouver hit-run driver was texting

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police believe a hit-and-run driver was texting when she ran down a 65-year-old man using a walker in a Vancouver crosswalk. The impact last October fatally injured Stephen Dewey of Vancouver. The suspected driver, 30-year-old Jessica B. VanWechel of Camas was arrested Wednesday night in Camas. The Columbian reports that court papers say she confided…

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February 11, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Tuesday Memo: Puzzling hit-and-run … Bertha down again … Bog battle

Really? They didn’t know? Spokane police say that after a hit-and-run driver struck a man Sunday night, two other vehicles ran over him and may have not known they hit a body. Seriously? Tunnel muncher Bertha delayed again … The giant machine may be on hold until summer for complex repairs. How…

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February 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Teen injured by hit-and-run driver in Lacey

The Associated Press LACEY — Police suspect a 17-year-old girl is the hit-and-run driver who injured a 14-year-old boy Monday morning as he was walking in Lacey. Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin says the boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition. The Olympian reports the girl was upset when she told officials at…

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January 29, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Vancouver, Wash., man arrested in fatal hit-run

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police say a man accused of driving the pickup involved in a Jan. 19 double fatal hit-and-run crash has been arrested. Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for investigation of two counts of vehicular homicide, as well as three counts of hit-and-run injury and…

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January 27, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Police ID pickup owner in double fatal hit-and-run

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police in Vancouver, Wash., identified the man who owns the white pickup believed to have been involved in a double fatal hit-and-run on Jan. 19. Spokeswoman Kim Kapp says investigators have not arrested Brandon Smith, and are still trying to determine if he was driving at the time of the…

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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…

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