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Kennewick Police Department: Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Collision

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                                                 Vehicle vs.  Pedestrian Collision

Case Number:  13-35057         

Date and Time of Incident:  10/29/2013 @ 1949 hours

Location of Incident: W. 10th Ave & S. Washington St.


Victim's Name:  Carol Carothers                                                   Age 56

Do not release name if a juvenile, victim of sex offense or request by victim.

Address:  Kennewick

Defendant's Name:                 Wesley Preston                                                                                        Age: 19


Summary of Incident:

On 10/29/2013 at 1949 hours Kennewick Police officers responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at 10th Ave. and Washington St.


Carol Carothers, who is confined to an electric wheelchair, was crossing 10th Ave. in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle which was attempting to turn west onto 10th Ave. from Washington St.  The force of the impact tipped over the wheel chair and threw Carothers to the roadway.


Carothers was transported to Trios Health with non life threatening injuries.  The driver of the vehicle, Wesley Preston, was cited and released. 




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Prepared by:  Sgt. Walters K14             Date / Time: 10/30/13

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