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West Richland police rescue driver from car stuck in canal, investigate hit and run

West Richland police rescue driver from car stuck in canal, investigate hit and run

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - A driver is safe after officers rescued her from a car that crashed into the water.

West Richland police (WRPD) and two men went into the canal to pull a woman from a vehicle after she drove in the water, September 1, according to reports.

Police said the driver had been drinking and was minimally injured in the incident.

The police department is also looking for who is responsible for crashing into a parked trolley and car on Deer Street then driving off in an unrelated incident that same night.

The suspect vehicle is possibly a full size van with fresh damage to grill and left blue paint on the struck vehicles, according to reports.

Pictures of the bumper that broke off of the suspect vehicle are attached to this story. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact WRPD.

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