Port Angeles police impound car in fatal hit-and-run case

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PORT ANGELES — Police have impounded a vehicle officers believe was involved in Monday’s hit-and-run that killed Robert Simmons, 50, of Port Angeles.

Port Angeles police impounded a white 1995 Geo Prism on Wednesday and talked to a suspect, they said in a news release today.

The person was cooperative and was not taken into custody, they said.

The suspect was not identified. Asked if the suspect was thought to have been the driver, Port Angeles Police Detective Jason Viada said the case remained under investigation.

Viada also said he could not elaborate on what led police to the vehicle, where it was found or why the suspect was not taken into custody.

“The case is still open and active,” he said. “We appreciate all the citizens that did provide information in this case.”

He said people no longer need to be looking for a damaged white car.

Police found Simmons unconscious and barely breathing, with a faint pulse, after investigating a report of a hit-and-run at 10:47 p.m. Monday in the 2000 block of West 18th Street near a Clallam County Public Utility District building.

He stopped breathing and police performed CPR before Port Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived, Smith said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy for Simmons is scheduled for today.

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