20-year-old man dies after being run over by pickup at campground
TACOMA, Wash. - A man who was intentionally run over at a Grays Harbor County campground on Saturday has died of his injuries.
The 20-year-old man who died, later identified as Jimmy Smith-Kramer of Taholah, was one of two victims who were run over by a pickup truck. Officials at Tacoma General Hospital confirmed he had died late Sunday.
"Jimmy was at age 20 a fun-loving, amazing young man with a bright future ahead of him," family friend Jessica Roderick wrote in an email to KOMO News. "It is heartbreaking and scary to think anyone could do this to someone. ... Sadly, Jimmy will no longer walk the earth with his loved ones."
The second victim, a 19-year-old Aberdeen man, reportedly is in critical condition at Tacoma General Hospital.
The incident took place at the Donkey Creek Campgrounds in the Humptulips area.
Campers were upset about 1:30 a.m. Saturday because of a pickup that was doing doughnuts on a gravel bar in the campgrounds, officials say.
There was an argument, but the driver continued to drive recklessly, the Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office says.
One of the campers threw a rock and likely broke a window of the driver's pickup, the Sheriff's Office says.
Investigators say the driver then backed his vehicle up toward the campers and ran over the two men.
The driver fled. He had a female passenger with him who was overheard screaming at him to stop.
The Sheriff's Office says the driver is a white man, 30 to 35 years old with dark hair and a short beard. The woman with him is described as around 30 years old. She also had dark hair.
Police have also released a photo that shows a pickup similar to the one that was being driven.
If you can help in the investigation, call Detective Sergeant Darrin Wallace or Deputy Eric Cowsert at 360-533-8765.