White pickup truck found in deadly hit-and-run, still no arrest - KPTV - FOX 12

White pickup truck found in deadly hit-and-run, still no arrest

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Vancouver Police say they believe they have located the suspect vehicle tied to a hit-and-run crash that killed two women.

On Tuesday night, acting on a tip, officers converged on an apartment complex at 7609 NE Vancouver Mall Dr., where a white pickup was towed out of a garage. It matched the description released by police earlier in the day. 

It's unclear if any arrests have been made.

Neighbors told FOX 12 they recognized the pickup truck, but that it had never been parked in the garage.

"It's tragic. Somebody's life is shattered - someone very close to us, not personally, but physically," one neighbor said. "It's very surreal."

Raisa Mosh, 45, and Irina Gardinant, 28, were walking in a crosswalk with Mosh's 12-year-old son at around 8 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses said a pickup heading south on Northeast 72nd Avenue turned onto Northeast Vancouver Mall Drive at a high rate of speed and crashed into the two women.

Mosh died at the scene, and Gardinant was rushed to a hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Family members said the 12-year-old suffered minor injuries.

Mosh's nephew, Slavik Kioroglo, said the boy remembers rolling in the street before looking up and seeing his mom had been hit by the truck.

"She was a very special aunt to me. She was very amazing. She was an angel," Kioroglo said.

Mosh was married with four children between the ages of 12 and 20. Gardinant was also married with a 2-year-old child.

"These were very good mothers and very good wives and people that were involved in helping other people, so it's really quite a tragedy to see something like this happen," said Pastor Peter Krishcko of the First Slavic Baptist Church.

Krishcko said Mosh sang in the choir, and Gardinant taught Sunday school.

A black full-size pickup was following the white Toyota and was also possibly involved in this case. Neither truck stopped at the scene.

A fund has been set up to support the families of the victims. You can donate to the Raisa and Irina Memorial Fund at Key Bank.

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