Oct 01, 2023
Woman Seriously Injured in Hit and Run Troopers Want Driver
Washington State Patrol Troopers are searching for information that could lead to the arrest of a driver who struck and injured a pedestrian on Friday, July 14 on SR 97 at Fort Road. 23-year-old
Washington State Patrol Troopers are searching for information that could lead to the arrest of a driver who struck and injured a pedestrian on Friday, July 14 on SR 97 at Fort Road.
23-year-old Theolinda George was walking in a crosswalk in the intersection when she was struck by a vehicle driving northbound. The driver fled the scene of the crash. George was taken to Multicare Yakima Memorial Hospital then transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries. Troopers with the Washington State Patrol say they're looking for information and witnesses of the crash.
A press release says the vehicle and driver are still a mystery that Troopers want to solve. Many hit and run crashes are reported everyday in Washington State. Washington State Patrol Troopers says if you leave the scene of an accident it's a crime. They say many driver leave the scene of a crash because they're under the influence of alcohol or drugs or driving without a license.
Anyone that may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact WSP Detective James Stairet at (509) 378-2753 or (509) 734-5818, also by email at [email protected].
Yakima County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a fatal crash reported late Tuesday in Wapato. Deputies were called to the 2300 block of West Wapato Road after a report that a driver struck a pedestrian. When they arrived they found an unidentified pedestrian dead at the scene. Deputies say there were multiple reports that the person was walking in the road before being hit and killed. Currently the investigation is ongoing by the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit to determine exactly what happened. No driver was identified. An investigation continues today.
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