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Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office IDs man killed after being struck and then run over by a second vehicle in east Vancouver

Vancouver police ask for help locating sedan that ran over man

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor, and
Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: January 31, 2024, 3:25pm

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a Vancouver man as the person fatally struck by two vehicles Sunday night in east Vancouver.

George Nevitt, 67, died from blunt trauma of the head, torso and extremities, the medical examiner’s office said Wednesday. His death was ruled an accident.

On Tuesday night, Vancouver police released images of the suspect vehicle they say went around a line of traffic and ran over Nevitt, who had earlier been hit by a pickup on east Fourth Plain Boulevard.

According to police, the car is a red or maroon sedan, possibly a Ford Taurus.

About 6:50 p.m., Nevitt was crossing Fourth Plain Boulevard near the intersection with 137th Street. He was not in a crosswalk, police said.

The driver of an eastbound pickup did not see the pedestrian and struck him. The pickup driver stopped, causing traffic to back up on Fourth Plain.

“A car pulled out of the line of traffic, swerved past the stopped vehicles and ran over the victim, who was lying in the roadway, before fleeing the scene,” police said in a Monday morning statement.

The Vancouver Fire Department and AMR arrived on scene within minutes, the police department said. Emergency responders found bystanders performing CPR in the middle of the road, but paramedics declared Nevitt dead.

Anyone with information on the suspect vehicle or the driver is asked to contact the Vancouver Police Department Traffic Unit.