About That SUV in Yakima River, West Richland Cops Say “We Know!” UPDATE
UPDATE—a little more information has been revealed by Richland Police. See at bottom of story.
An SUV that an unknown person (or persons) drove into the Yakima River near West Richland is going to be there for a while, say police.
Don’t keep calling 9-1-1, WRPD knows it’s there-and it’s empty
Early Thursday morning, around 7:30 AM, reports came in from citizens about a person who deliberately drove, or rolled, an SUV out into the Yakima River near the river crossing at Van Giesen near 38th Ave.
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Columbia Basin Dive Rescue and other emergency responders came to the scene along with West Richland Police, but they also got credible reports from witnesses that somebody deliberately rolled or drove the vehicle out into the water.
Thursday afternoon, WRPD posted notices, including on social media, that read in part: