Clark Co. deputies searching for driver who ran over Vancouver gas station employee

Updated: Jan. 11, 2018 at 11:32 AM PST
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (KPTV) - Deputies in Clark County are looking for a hit and run suspect who struck a gas station employee last week in Vancouver.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook Wednesday asking for the public’s help in finding a male driver who fled an incident that happened Friday evening.

Deputies said a man hit and ran over a female employee with his vehicle at the Fred Meyer gas station located at 7700 Northeast Highway 99.

The deputies said surveillance pictures taken from the gas station show the driver as he was fueling up his SUV. The license plate was unreadable, though.

They said the vehicle struck and ran over the worker, a 25-year-old woman, adding that the driver did not stop to see if she was okay.

The worker suffered minor injuries and did not go to the hospital.

A woman saying she is the victim’s mother posted on the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page that the worker is still shaken up but will be okay and back to work soon but on light duty.

Customers Thursday told FOX 12 they find it hard to believe the driver didn’t realize he hit something or someone.

“Oh yeah, I know when I hit a piece of tire in the road and a human being is a little larger than a tire,” driver Mike Rapacz said. “So, I think you’re going to know if hit somebody.”

The sheriff’s office is asking anyone with information on the incident to contact Deputy Chris Nicholls at