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A Kennewick teen is still critical. His mother asks for help finding the hit-and-run driver

Kennewick Police scour hit-and-run scene for clues

Sgt. Aaron Clem of the Kennewick Police Department shares preliminary details about a hit-and-run collision involving a Kamiakin High junior. The 17-year old pedestrian is critically injured and investigators are searching for clues.
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Sgt. Aaron Clem of the Kennewick Police Department shares preliminary details about a hit-and-run collision involving a Kamiakin High junior. The 17-year old pedestrian is critically injured and investigators are searching for clues.

Kennewick detectives on Thursday scoured the driveway and street where a hit-and-run driver left a teen fighting for his life.

Investigators returned to the 800 block of Belfair Street to search for any clues to who hit Kyle Marboe, 17, the night before.

His mother, Julie, told police her son was playing basketball outside when she heard a noise sometime between 7:25 and 8 p.m.

When she checked, she found him lying in the driveway, unconscious and struggling to breathe, Kennewick police said.

Investigators are still trying to determine how and where he was hit, Sgt. Aaron Clem said.

“We’re asking anyone who had a camera or who saw or heard anything to give us a call,” Clem said.

Kennewick police are searching for clues to find the driver that allegedly hit and critically injured a 17-year-old boy in the 800 block of South Belfair Street of this west Kennewick neighborhood.

Medics rushed Marboe to Trios Southridge Hospital and then he was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He has not been able to talk to police.

Thursday night, his mom told the Herald he was still in the Intensive Care Unit, but doing better.

The Kamiakin High junior is facing one more surgery and a lot more healing but is expected to recover fully, she said.

Julie Marboe asked anyone who knows anything to call police.

Critical hit and run teen
Kennewick police search for clues to the driver who apparently critically injured a 17-year-old boy in this west Kennewick neighborhood. Watch a video at: tricityherald.com/video Bob Brawdy Tri-City Herald

Investigators are asking anyone with information to call 509-628-0333 or Tri-Cities Crime Stoppers at 509-586-8477. Crime Stoppers offers up to an $1,000 award for information leading to an arrest in a felony case.

Their residential road east of the Hansen Park neighborhood near the intersection of 10th Avenue and Columbia Center Boulevard is not heavily traveled, and police are hoping someone saw what happened.

Robyn Chastain, the Kennewick School District’s director of communications and public relations, said counselors are available at the school if students want to talk with someone or need additional support.

Cameron Probert: 509-582-1402; Twitter: @cameroncprobert
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