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Police Take In Second Fatal Hit & Run Vehicle Of Interest

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Police found the white Lincoln truck Wednesday morning on South Florida Street. Police found the white Lincoln truck Wednesday morning on South Florida Street.


KENNEWICK, WA- Thursday an autopsy was completed and shows that Robinson died of blunt force trauma, his injuries are consistent with being hit by a vehicle.

Police said they still have the white Lincoln truck they towed Wednesday during a search warrant and have also found a white Dodge pickup that will be processed for evidence tomorrow.

Robinson attended the Holy Spirit Parish off Clearwater Avenue, who told NBC Right Now Robinson was a first degree Knight of Columbus, which is a part of a fraternal organization in the church.

Police say the picture of a white truck on the right side of this page, is the last truck seen before Robinson was hit. If you know anything please call (509) 586-TIPS.



KENNEWICK, WA- Kennewick Police have found a white pickup truck that may have been involved in a fatal hit and run crash last weekend.

Police found the white Lincoln truck Wednesday morning on South Florida Street, which is not far from where the accident happened on Columbia Center Boulevard.

Right now, police said the truck has some damage, but they are not certain it was involved in the crash that killed 58-year old Michael P. Robinson.

Police did find enough damage and evidence to get a search warrant and take the truck in for investigation.

Becky Ryan lives nearby said she is surprised something like this happened in her neighborhood. "Saw that truck and then I remembered the picture of the video on TV. Where they showed the cameras and I kept thinking, gosh I've seen that truck somewhere and I walk right past it to get my mail so, it's really scary."

Police talked the owners of that white truck this afternoon, but they were not taken in for questioning. Damage on the truck is consistent with the angle that robinson was hit.

However, detectives are still asking for more tips about the crash. If you know or saw anything on Sunday night,  call Kennewick Police.

KENNEWICK, WA - New information on the hit and run crash that killed a man Sunday evening in Kennewick. 

Police have been looking through footage from traffic cameras and have identified a vehicle of interest. 

Police would like to speak with the driver of a late model, light color full size 4x4 mega cab pickup. 

In these pictures, you can see it's a four door truck with a sunroof, and chrome running boards it may be a toyota or dodge. 

The truck passed through the 500 Block of S. Columbia Center Boulevard around the time 58 year old Michael Robinson was hit. 

The truck can be seen putting on its brake lights as Robinson was crossing the street.

KENNEWICK, WA. -- Kennewick Police are still looking for the driver who struck and killed a 58-year-old man and then drove away Sunday night.
Right now, police have no leads or any description of the car that hit 58-year-old Michael Robinson near the corner of West 4th Avenue and Columbia Center Boulevard

That's because there haven't been any witnesses that have come forward so far. At 6:15 Sunday night. A passerby found Robinson lying on the side of the street unconscious. The paramedics arrived within minutes and desperately tried to perform CPR on Robinson but he could not be saved and was pronounced dead at the scene from a head injury.

Kennewick Police Officer Bryan Weatherbee says even a small piece of information could help them find the person responsible. 

"There was no witnesses there and it is crucial to any investigation we have people step forward and tell us the information that they have even if they think it's insignificant and is just a small piece of information," Officer Weatherbee said. "Lots of times that turns out to be the piece that fits in everywhere else in and makes it possible to solve the case."

All police know right now is that Robinson left the Holy Spirit Catholic Church around 6 o'clock and started walking home. Investigators think Robinson tried to cross Columbia Center Boulevard in the middle of the block without a cross walk. He was just feet away from the street he lived on when he was hit by the car. 

If you have information about the driver that hit and killed Robinson, you can leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 586-8477. 

KENNEWICK, WA - Kennewick Police say a 58-year-old man was hit by a car Sunday evening and killed. The driver of the car that hit him, fled the scene. 

Police say this happened near the intersection of Columbia Center Blvd. and 4th Ave. just past 6 p.m. 

Police have identified the victim as Michael P. Robinson, of Kennewick, his family has been notified. 

Police do not have any information about the driver and they do not have any witnesses at this time.

A passerby reported this to police.

Kennewick Police are now asking anyone with any information about this fatal hit and run to come forward. You can contact them at the departments non-emergency line, (509) 628-0333.