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Did you see Benton deputy’s crash? Police seek witnesses of Kennewick wreck

Police are looking for people who were in the vehicle circled in red. They may have seen a Sunday afternoon crash involving a Benton County deputy.
Police are looking for people who were in the vehicle circled in red. They may have seen a Sunday afternoon crash involving a Benton County deputy. Kennewick police

Police want to talk to the people in four vehicles who may have seen a deputy collide with a Lexus SUV at a busy Kennewick intersection Sunday.

The three apparent SUVs and one car were at the intersection of Canal Drive and Columbia Center Boulevard shortly before 2 p.m. While they were all caught on camera at the intersection, they left before police could talk to them.

Police are trying to put together a complete investigation about the crash, Traffic Sgt. Matt Newton said.

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Police are looking for people who were in this vehicle. They may have seen a Sunday afternoon crash involving a Benton County deputy.

Deputy Mike McDermott had his lights and sirens on as he headed to Benton City to help fellow deputies, police said.

The deputy, along with the two people in the Lexus, were treated at Trios Southridge Hospital in Kennewick.

Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call police at 509-582-1323.

Cameron Probert covers breaking news and education for the Tri-City Herald, where he tries to answer readers’ questions about why police officers and firefighters are in your neighborhood. He studied communications at Washington State University.

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