The vehicle’s registered owner, Joseph Lutz of Vancouver, was outside of his vehicle at the time of the theft and was struck by the suspect who sped away
A Vancouver resident was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries after a suspect stole his vehicle and then struck him with the vehicle as he drove away.
On Tuesday (Aug. 16) at 7:48 a.m., members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response, and Vancouver Fire District 5 responded to the area of NE 40th Ave. and NE 47th St. for a serious injury hit-and-run collision involving a car and a pedestrian.
The preliminary investigation revealed an unknown suspect stole a red 2010 Toyota Camry Sedan from a nearby residence. The vehicle’s registered owner, Joseph Lutz of Vancouver, was outside of his vehicle at this time and was subsequently struck by the suspect.
Lutz suffered serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital for treatment. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on NE 40th Ave at a high rate of speed.
The red Toyota Camry is bearing Washington License Plate BKP4080, and should have damage to the front and or front passenger side. An exemplar vehicle has been attached to this press release.
Should members of the community see this vehicle, they are asked to call 9-1-1 immediately and do not approach the vehicle. The investigation will be continued by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit.
If anyone has any information regarding this case, contact Det. Patrick Spak at email@example.com or (564) 397-4597, reference case number 22007866.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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