Police searching for woman following car crash

It’s unknown if the driver was injured

Aberdeen Police are searching for a woman after she fled the scene of a crash near a turn on Sumner Avenue in Aberdeen Monday morning.

The woman, a 29-year-old Grays Harbor County resident, is sought after the 2002 Ford she was allegedly driving crashed over a concrete barrier wall outside the Tobacco Depot at approximately 7:32 a.m., said Aberdeen Police Department Cmdr. Steve Timmons.

“The vehicle kept going straight and kept going through and hit that barrier,” Timmons said. “It dislodged the barrier — it hit it at a very good speed.”

According to witnesses, the suspect fled the scene, Timmons said. While her name is known, it hasn’t been released, as no charges have been filed against her yet, Timmons said. There are no known injuries, Timmons said, though the driver’s condition is unknown.

“We’re still looking for her,” Timmons said. “She hasn’t surfaced yet.”

The department isn’t making any assumptions about whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash, Timmons said. The vehicle has been impounded by the police, Timmons said.

The left turn onto Sumner heading westbound sees a fair amount of crashes each year, Timmons said.

“It’s amazing how many collisions we have there,” Timmons said. “Probably half a dozen. Usually someone fails to negotiate that curve. Some people aren’t very cautious.”

Driving a safe speed and minding your way when taking that corner can prevent an impromptu stop at the store or from running into the back of a parked car, Timmons said.

“Slow down when you’re coming up to that turn,” Timmons said. “It’s a sharp turn.”

Contact Senior Reporter Michael S. Lockett at 757-621-1197 or mlockett@thedailyworld.com.