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Vancouver woman faces charges in crash at retirement facility

By , Columbian Assistant Metro Editor
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A Vancouver woman allegedly hit three parked vehicles, struck a man who tried to stop her from fleeing, then crashed into a residence last week, court records say.

Kaleigh Ann Beebe, 20, appeared Monday via Zoom in Clark County Superior Court.

Judge John Fairgrieve set Beebe’s bail at $50,000; she will be arraigned Dec. 11, court records show.

On Tuesday, the prosecution filed charges of one count of second-degree assault, one count of hit-and-run resulting in injury, three counts of hit-and-run of an unattended vehicle and one count of hit-and-run of unattended property.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, Beebe, driving a blue Mazda van, arrived shortly after 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at the back parking lot at Kamlu Retirement Inn-Vancouver, 1000 N.E. 82nd Ave.

While driving in the lot, she crashed into a parked Toyota RAV4, pushing it into a parked purple Mercury Cougar. She then tried to drive away but struck a burgundy Ford Taurus. All three vehicles belonged to residents at the retirement center and were damaged, the affidavit says.

Beebe stopped her vehicle a short distance from the victims’ vehicles. A Kamlu maintenance manager, identified as KC Trammel, tried to contact Beebe to convince her not to leave. Beebe accelerated toward Trammel, striking his legs and running over his right toes; he fell to the ground, the affidavit states. (Trammel refused medical aid but said he was sore and walked with a slight limp.)

Documents say Beebe drove away headed south. Trammel tried to chase her and witnessed Beebe crash into the southwest corner of a residence at 911 Garrison Road. She then ran from the vehicle, which was about one-fourth of the way into the structure, according to the affidavit.

She was detained in the 8100 block of Northeast Ninth Street without further incident. She allegedly admitted to being the driver involved in the crashes and fleeing, the affidavit says.

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