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Troopers need help finding hit-and-run driver

Washington State Patrol troopers need your help to track down the driver of a red, 4-door car involved in a hit and run crash that sent several people to the hospital near Renton. (Photo: WSP)

KING COUNTY, Wash. – Washington State Patrol troopers need your help to track down the driver of a red, 4-door car involved in a hit and run crash that sent several people to the hospital near Renton.

The chain-reaction crash happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday in the northbound lanes of Interstate 405 south of state Route 167.

Witnesses told troopers a red 4-door car changed lanes and hit a white station wagon. That caused the driver of the station wagon to lose control and hit the jersey barrier on the left side. The station wagon came to rest in the road before it was t-boned by an SUV.

The driver of the red car took off without checking to see if everyone was okay, troopers said. The car likely has damage on the driver’s side, they added.

“Regardless of how afraid you may be or uncertain you are as to what to do, stopping, doing the right thing, exchanging your information, and getting with the other people in the vehicle to make sure they’re not injured… it’s not only the right thing to do, but it’s your legal obligation to do,” said Sgt. Julie Fisher of State Patrol.

Three of the four people in the station wagon suffered serious injuries, including cuts and broken bones, troopers said. The driver of the SUV was not seriously hurt.

Anyone with information about the crash or the driver of the red car should contact detective Brody Ford, (425) 401-7742, or by email at Brody.Ford@wsp.wa.gov.

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