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Teen drivers accused in 2 Tri-City hit-and-run crashes. One is just 14 years old

A 14-year-old boy was arrested after causing this crash and then running off, said West Richland police.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested after causing this crash and then running off, said West Richland police. West Richland Police Department

Sunday was a bad day for teen drivers in the Tri-Cities.

Two were arrested after causing crashes in West Richland and Kennewick then running away, say police.

In West Richland, a 14-year-old boy without a driver’s license is accused of running a red light at Keene and Kennedy roads about 1:45 p.m., said police reports.

He hit a car that had the green light, said West Richland police.

Then the teen, who was driving a van, did not stop, but a witness followed him.

West Richland police later found the teen and arrested him on suspicion of hit and run.

The teen, whose name was not made public, was not hurt, but the other driver in the crash suffered minor injuries, said police.

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An 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of hit and run from this crash on Oct. 20, said Kennewick police. Kennewick Police Department

A few hours later in Kennewick, an 18-year-old reportedly drove a Ford SUV into a parked car on the 2100 block of South Reed Street about 10:30 p.m.

Kimberly Vincent did not stop until she crashed again a few blocks away while trying to drive through the roundabout at West 19th Avenue and South Union Street, said Kennewick police.

When she called police they ended up linking her SUV to the crash on South Reed, said police.

She was arrested on suspicion of hit and run.

No drug or alcohol use is suspected in either incident.

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