Police: Dark-colored pickup not involved in fatal Vancouver hit-run

Police: Dark-colored pickup not involved in fatal Vancouver hit-run
Raisa Mosh (left) and Irina Gardinant.

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Police said Friday they want to talk to the occupants of a dark colored pickup reportedly seen following a white pickup that they say was involved in a fatal hit-and run last weekend.

Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said police don’t believe the darker colored or black pickup was involved in the crash, but the occupants may have seen what happened.

The crash killed 45-year-old Raisa Mosh and 28-year-old Irina Gardinant, both of Vancouver, last Sunday night.

Late Tuesday night police towed away a white Toyota Tacoma with front-end damage from an apartment complex at 7609 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive. The pickup is being processed for evidence.

Police said they believe that was the pickup involved in the fatal crash. Police said Friday that the evidence they have so far points only to the white Tacoma as the suspect vehicle.

The next day Vancouver police said they contacted the owner of the pickup and other people who are associated with the owner, but they say those people are not cooperating with the investigation.

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

Police said they want the occupants of that dark-colored pickup to call them at (360)487-7399 to provide information on what they saw.