Thursday, June 20, 2024

Victim identified in hit and run, information sought on incident


WENATCHEE – The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of a suspect vehicle and driver involved in a hit-and-run fatality.

Sheriff Mike Morrison reports that on August 10, a 70-year-old male was found deceased in the roadway of Malaga Alcoa Highway near Stemilt Creek Road. Deputies from the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office and Wenatchee Police Department officers responded to the area.

During the preliminary investigation, a witness stated that the deceased had been struck by a vehicle. After the vehicle struck the victim, the driver fled the area northbound towards Wenatchee. The witness described the suspect vehicle as possibly a 2010 or newer blue Honda.  Damage to the vehicle may be on the passenger side.

On August 14, the Chelan County Coroner’s Office identified the victim in this case as 70-year-old Eduardo Santiago.  Mr. Santiago was known to frequent the area of Locomotive Park in Wenatchee.  The Coroner’s office is also asking for the public’s help in identifying any relatives of Mr. Santiago.  If anyone has any information that would assist in notifying Mr. Santiago’s next of kin please contact the Coroners’ office at 509-667-6431.

The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance identifying the suspect vehicle and driver. Anyone with information about the incident can contact Deputy Mathena via the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 509-667-6845.


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