Vancouver: Have You Seen This White Toyota Tundra

vancouver pedestrian fatal 011914_1390198478183_5309412_ver1.0_640_480Who: The driver of a white older model Toyota Tundra and the driver of a separate black truck that hit three pedestrians.

What: Front end damage caused by hitting three pedestrians.

Where: The corner of NE 72nd Ave. and Vancouver Mall Driver.

When: January 19, 2014, at about 8:00 p.m.

Why: Because, after hitting at least three pedestrians, the drivers of both trucks fled the scene.

Last night the Vancouver Police Department issued the following Press Release:

VANCOUVER POLICE INVESTIGATING FATALITY HIT AND RUN COLLISION

News Release from Vancouver Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: January 19th, 2014 9:41 PM
On January 19, 2014 at approximately 8:00 p.m. Vancouver Police responded to a hit and run collision at NE 72nd Avenue/NE Vancouver Mall Drive. According to witnesses, four pedestrians were walking northbound on NE 72nd in the crosswalk when a pickup heading southbound on NE 72nd Avenue turned eastbound at a high rate of speed onto NE Vancouver Mall Drive and hit three of the pedestrians in the crosswalk. One of the pedestrians is deceased and two others were transported to an area hospital, one with life-threatening injuries and the other with less serious injuries. The fourth pedestrian, a child, was not hit or injured.

The suspect vehicle is a white older Toyota, possibly a Tundra, with front end damage that will have some missing grill features. Police are also actively looking for black pickup that also left the scene and may have struck one or more of the victims as well.

The Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit is investigating and anyone with information on this collision, or that was a witness to the collision, is asked to call 911 or the Vancouver Police Tip Line at (360) 487-7399.

This literally occurred within miles of my house, within blocks of my children’s school, and within feet of many of my closest friends homes.  As I read the Press Release, it hit me too close to home. This could have happened to my family, or my friends. Thankfully it was not, but it did happen to someone’s family. It did happen to someone’s friends. You probably have not seen either truck, but maybe your friends or family have. Take a moment to share this post. Let’s find this guy (or girl) and see that he (or she) gets the justice deserving of such horrible acts.
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