Suspect detained after fatal hit-and-run outside of Prosser Friday night
PROSSER, Wash. - A 35 year old man from Prosser, died when his vehicle crossed the center line and hit another vehicle Friday night. The call came in around 5:39 from WA-221 just outside of Prosser. Witnesses at the scene say the occupant in the vehicle that was struck, ran from the scene on foot.
Washington State Patrol says it was the citizens of Prosser who helped by alerting patrol when they saw someone suspicious. Sergeant Jody Metz said, "The citizens actually guided us to where we eventually located the suspect. It was an amazing job on their part." The officers were able to detain the suspect.
"We can't do our job without the help of our citizens. It's a cooperative effort," Metz said.
The 43 year old man from Horseshoe Bend, Idaho, was booked for felony hit-and-run and DUI. The crash is still under investigation.