Puyallup police recover suspected hit-and-run vehicle

Staff writerMay 8, 2013 

Puyallup police have recovered the vehicle they believe was used to run down a 15-year-old Puyallup girl nearly two months ago.

Anonymous tips led detectives to Yelm, where they found a white 1997 Chevrolet Suburban suspected of hitting Chloe Williams on March 14 as she used a crosswalk in the 600 block of West Stewart Avenue NW. The driver left the scene.

The girl suffered multiple serious injuries, including a broken femur.

Detectives seized the Suburban on April 23 and served a search warrant on it Tuesday. Capt. Scott Engle said evidence was recovered but declined to discuss specifics.

An arrest likely will not be made until lab test results on the vehicle come back, Engle said.

“We do have a person or persons of interest in this case,” he said.

Williams was walking from her best friend’s house to Aylen Junior High to watch a basketball game when she was hit.

She lay on the ground for about 15 seconds before another driver stopped to help.

Anyone with information on the accident is asked to call the Puyallup Police Department tip line at 253-770-3343.

stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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