Teen Gets Double-Whammy For Car Theft AND Hit-And-Run Accident
Sunday afternoon, Kennewick police responded to the parking lot at the Kamiakin North Apartments, after a young driver was seen fleeing the scene of an accident.
Police said a Lincoln Towncar smashed into a Chevy HHR, then the driver fled the scene. Upon arrival, police found the suspect vehicle parked in a stall.
But witnesses saw the youth run from the car and into one of the apartments at the complex. With their help, the driver was identified as a 15-year-old male who had a prior robbery and theft record.
Police say the Lincoln had been reported stolen by it's owner earlier that Sunday. He'd left it with the keys inside.
Police located the teen, and now he's facing auto theft and hit-and-run charges as well.