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Driver who hit student in crosswalk arrested, deputies say

THURSTON COUNTY — A 31-year-old man was arrested this weekend in connection with a hit-and-run in September, deputies with the Thurston County Sheriff's Office announced.

Deputies said the man hit a teen on the corner of Pacific Avenue Southeast and Steilacoom Road Southeast around 1:40 p.m. on Sept. 30 and took off.

The teen had the right of way in the crosswalk, deputies said.

"I spun like a baton. It was crazy, just right over the headlight. My head was, like, that far away from the back tire. I'm lucky to be here," Nyah Hart told KIRO 7's Shelby Miller earlier this month.

Hart fractured her leg, had road rash and more as a result of the hit-and-run and said she will be in a leg brace for months.

Deputies released surveillance video of from the crash earlier this month to help track down the driver.

"The suspect was arrested for felony hit and run, a felony warrant, and other charges," a spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department wrote in a news release.

Deputies are still asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle, a black 1998 Toyota Camry with Washington plate #BPB0119, in the hit-and-run.

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