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Grant County Sheriff's deputies looking for driver involved in fatal hit-and-run

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QUINCY, WA - Grant County Sheriff’s investigators are asking the public for help finding the driver of a vehicle they believes struck and killed a young man early this morning between Quincy and Ephrata.

Emergency responders were called around 12:45 a.m. to Road 9-Northwest and Road I.5-Northwest when a motorist called 9-1-1 after discovering a body lying in the roadway. The man, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators have collected evidence including pieces from a vehicle they believe struck the young man, and will be sending the evidence to the crime lab for analysis so the make and type of vehicle can be confirmed. Investigators will also be gathering footage from nearby home security cameras and roadway cameras to try and identify the vehicle.

“It’s clear that the vehicle sustained front end damage and that the driver likely felt, heard or saw the collision with the pedestrian and then fled the scene,” said Sheriff Tom Jones. “We’re asking the driver to come forward and speak with investigators.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160 or send information to crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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