Hit-run driver seriously injures pedestrian, 20

The victim was rushed to a hospital for treatment

A Vancouver Police patrol car, file. (KOIN)
A Vancouver Police patrol car, file. (KOIN)

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — A 20-year-old pedestrian was seriously injured in a collision with a hit-and-run driver early Sunday morning.

The crash happened around 1 a.m. near the 4000 block of 131st Street.

Hours later, deputies located a green 1995 Dodge Dakota with front-end damage consistent with the victim’s injuries, Clark County Sheriff’s Office said.

The car was parked in the driveway of a residence 1 mile south of the crash site.

Deputies contacted 32-year-old Treven Perry inside the home and, after a short interview, arrested him for felony hit-and-run. They seized his car as evidence.

It is unclear if the collision was a result of DUII.

“Given the timeframe to locate him, we couldn’t determine it,” Sgt. Bill Sofianos said. “At this time, it’s unknown what factors contributed.”

The victim remains hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.

Sgt. Sofianos says the victim lives within a few blocks of where the crash occurred.

“There is no sidewalk where he was hit,” Sgt. Sofianos said. “The vehicle had to veer across the roadway… so it was a pretty extreme situation for him to hit this kid.”

KOIN 6 News will have more information as it becomes available.

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