Yelm police asking for help in solving hit-and-run that severely injured 12-year-old boy

Yelm police asking for help in solving hit-and-run that severely injured 12-year-old boy
The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing. (kali9)

YELM, Wash. — The Yelm Police Department and Crime Stoppers of the South Sound are asking for help in solving a hit-and-run from last month that severely injured a 12-year-old boy.

The accident happened after midnight May 24 on Mountain View Road Northwest. The car hit and boy and then fled the scene.

The officer investigating the case said the boy landed about 5 feet away from the road.

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A friend of the boy, also 12, ran to the the boy's parents house. The parents then called 911 and the victim was first taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and later transferred to Harborview Medical Center.

Police believe the car in the case is a white or silver Ford F250 or F350 pickup, based on a description from the friend and evidence from the scene. They also said it likely has a silver toolbox in the bed of the truck and the mirror on the passenger side is either missing or has been recently replaced.

The friend of the victim also told police he saw the same pickup drive the site of the accident again.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.