Clark County Sheriff’s deputies investigating auto/pedestrian hit and run crash

VANCOUVER — During the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 20, just before 2 a.m., Clark County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an auto/pedestrian hit and run crash at the 4100 block of Northeast 54th Avenue in Vancouver.

According to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, scene investigation shows that a 34-year-old male, a resident of Vancouver, was walking on Northeast 54th Avenue along the shoulder of the roadway when he was struck by a southbound vehicle. The vehicle then fled the crash scene.

This is the scene of an auto/pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 20. The crash occurred at the 4100 block of Northeast 54th Avenue in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department
This is the scene of an auto/pedestrian hit and run crash that occurred during the early morning hours of Mon., Feb. 20. The crash occurred at the 4100 block of Northeast 54th Avenue in Vancouver. Photo courtesy of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department

From debris left at the crash, investigators believe the suspect vehicle to be a Nissan sedan, unknown color, which should have significant damage to the passenger side grill and headlamp, as well as damage to the vehicle’s hood.

The victim was discovered lying, severely injured, along the roadway by a passerby. He was transported via ambulance to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in critical condition. Due to his injuries, detectives have not yet been able to interview the victim.

This case is under investigation by the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit. Anyone with information that might lead to the identity of the hit and run driver is asked to contact Detective Todd Young at Todd.Young@clark.wa.gov.

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Joanna Nicole Yorke is a 2010 graduate of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in political science. Yorke is a Clark County native, growing up on her family's 12-acre farm in La Center where her family still resides today. She was previously a reporter at The Reflector Newspaper, covering the city of Battle Ground, the Battle Ground School District and a variety of other areas and topics.

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