Clearwater Ave. crash injures 2; search for suspect leads to Kennewick school lockdown

Clearwater Crash

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A crash Tuesday morning on a major thoroughfare in Kennewick sent two people to the hospital and set off a search for the driver believed to be responsible — a search that put a local school on lockdown.

The crash involving several cars happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of W. Clearwater Ave. and S. Sunnyvale Dr. This is in the area between W. 10th Ave. and I-82.

Three vehicles were involved; two people were injured and taken to a local hospital.

After KAPP-KVEW arrived on scene, patrol cars were seen leaving the area in an attempt to catch a person who may have ran from the scene of the crashes.

Deputies deployed a K9 and a drone in the efforts to apprehend the person who fled.

It appears the person ran toward Steptoe St. Deputies were seen controlling a drone from a parking lot on the corner of W. Clearwater Ave. and Steptoe St.

Local parents got a text message stating nearby Amon Creek Elementary was placed on lockdown as authorities searched for the driver who ran. Kennewick police confirmed that information with KAPP-KVEW.

This is a developing story. Stay with and check KAPP-KVEW’s social media accounts for updates.


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