Kennewick woman faces charges after hit-and-run crash

Tri-City HeraldJuly 7, 2014 

Three adults and a baby were injured in a hit-and-run crash Monday morning in Kennewick.

A vehicle driven by Katherine S. Bradley, 43, of Kennewick, hit a vehicle driven by Catherine G. Allen, 49, of Kennewick, at 7:52 a.m. near Third Avenue and Washington Street, according to Kennewick police.

Bradley did not stop after the crash, police said.

Allen's vehicle, which was headed south on Washington Street, was pushed into the northbound lanes, where it was hit by a vehicle driven by Silvia Y. Lopez-Lazo, 30, of Kennewick, according to police. Allen had been waiting to turn left onto Third Avenue.

Allen and her 3-month-old granddaughter were taken by a private vehicle to Kennewick's Trios Health after being checked at the scene by Kennewick Fire Department medics. The baby was in a car seat in the back seat during the crash, police said.

Lopez-Lazo was taken by ambulance to Trios Health with neck and abdominal pain. Both adults were treated and later released. The condition of Allen's granddaughter was not available.

A Kennewick police officer found the vehicle officials suspected was involved in the hit and run crash a short time later in the 400 block of East 10th Avenue, police said.

Bradley told police she had looked down while driving and did not see the vehicle in front of her had stopped to turn, police said. She had a bloody lip and complained of neck pain. She was taken to Trios by ambulance for treatment, where she was treated and later released.

Bradley was cited in connection with third-degree driving while license suspended and issued infractions for following too close and lacking insurance.

The case has been forwarded to the Benton County prosecutor to review for a possible felony charge of hit-and-run with injuries.

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