area of crash, Clearwater Ave Kennewick (Google maps)

Authorities were said to be using a drone to search for a suspect who allegedly fled the scene of a multi-car crash Tuesday morning.


According to KAPP-KVEW TV, Benton County Deputies were using a drone to search for one driver in the three-vehicle crash.

Benton County Sheriff's Office

It occurred on West 10th and the intersection of  South Sunnyvale Drive.  This is a section of road between I-82 and Steptoe...west of Steptoe.

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The crash, which happened around 7:30AM, resulted in 2 persons being taken to area hospitals with injuries, no official report on their condition.   Kennewick Police and Benton County Deputies were seen heading towards Steptoe shortly after the crash, for a report of one of the three drivers fleeing the scene.

Because of this incident, Amon Creek Elementary school near Steptoe was briefly locked down. A K-9 was brought in between 8:30 and 8:45AM to help in the search.

No word if any suspect has been caught. More details are expected soon.

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