Kennewick police seeking witnesses to hit-and-run crash that injured 14-year-old

August 16, 2013 

— Kennewick police are seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run crash that injured a 14-year-old boy walking his bike across Highway 395 on Thursday night.

Just before 10 p.m., Kennewick General Hospital’s ER department called police to report doctors were treating a boy with “significant injuries,” police reported.

He was brought in by his mother, Jamey Crouch, who advised that she got a phone call from her son advising he had crashed his bike. She found him and upon realizing the extent of the injuries, rushed him to KGH, police said.

The teen apparently did not know where he was and did not recognize his mother, police said.

He had significant injuries to his arms and shoulder, including possible broken bones, police said.

Police determined he was walking his bike across Highway 395 onto 27th Avenue when he was struck by a small red car -- possibly Toyota Prius -- with three female occupants.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information about the suspect vehicle is encouraged to contact the Kennewick Police Traffic Unit.

If someone has information that they would like to provide while remaining confidential, they may call the Crime Stoppers line at 586-8477, 1-800-222-8477 or visit

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