Crime

Driver slams into a Kennewick house, then runs off. Police are still looking

Police want to find the driver who ran from a car moments after it slammed into a Gum Street house this week.

Several people called police at 11 p.m. Monday after a 2002 Nissan Altima went off the road and through the corner of a house.

It took off siding and insulation, but didn’t hurt anyone inside, Kennewick police said.

The driver and maybe passengers also apparently weren’t hurt but then disappeared before officers arrived.

Police have a suspect, but no one has been booked into the Benton County jail.

“We’d also like to remind the motoring public that if you are involved in a collision, of any kind, that you are required by law to stop and identify yourself,” police said in a Facebook post. “Failing to do so is a crime.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Kennewick police through the non-emergency dispatch number at 509-628-0333.

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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