Pedestrian killed by hit-run driver in Vancouver

Crashes

The crash happened near E. Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The investigation into a fatal hit-and-run that left a pedestrian dead in Vancouver Wednesday evening made progress Thursday when police said they “located the suspect vehicle.”

The crash happened shortly before 6:45 p.m. near E. Mill Plain Boulevard and Grand Boulevard, according to the Vancouver Police Department.

The suspect vehicle — a silver or light tan GMC Envoy — was last seen traveling westbound on Mill Plain. Authorities did not share any more information Thursday other than the vehicle was located.

Police later identified the victim as 56-year-old Thomas Sawyer of Vancouver.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the VPD at 360.869.6800.

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