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Deputies seeking driver involved in fatal hit and run between Quincy and Ephrata

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QUINCY, Wash. -

Grant County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for the public's help finding the driver of a vehicle they believe hit and killed a young man early Friday morning between Quincy and Ephrata.

Emergency responders were called around 12:45 a.m. to Road 9-Northwest when a motorist called 911 saying they found a body laying in the road. The man, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators have collected evidence including pieces from the vehicle they believe struck the man, and will be sending the evidence to the crime lab for analysis so the make and type of vehicle can be confirmed. Investigators are also in the process of gathering any video footage available from nearby businesses or home security cameras to try to 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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