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Native American Man Dead After Being Run Over By Driver | Teen Vogue

2.6.17

Native American Man Dead After Being Run Over By Driver | Teen Vogue: On May 27, 20-year-old Jimmy Kramer and his friend Harvey Anderson, 19, were run down by unknown assailants at a camp site in Washington State, an incident that left Jimmy dead and Harvey hospitalized. Both young men were members of the Quinault Indian Nation — and leaders of the tribe are concerned the act was racially motivated.

The Seattle Times reported that Jimmy, a father of twin toddlers, and friends were camping at the Humptulips River when a man identified by witnesses as white and driving a white Chevy truck, began harassing the young men and was "spinning doughnuts and driving aggressively" at about 1:30 a.m., according to Lieutenant Brad Johansson of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office.
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Arrest made in deadly hit & run at Grays Harbor Co. campground | KOMO - The Grays Harbor Sheriff's said the arrest came after a tip from a Hoquiam police officer who knew the suspect.

The suspect is accused of running over two people with a pickup truck at the campground in the Humptulips area early Saturday morning.

20-year-old Jimmy Smith-Kramer of Taholah died of his injuries. Another 19-year-old Aberdeen man also had critical injuries.

The sheriff's office said the suspect's white 4x4 truck has also been located and seized as evidence.

Investigators said it all started about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Campers were upset because a pickup truck was doing doughnuts on a gravel bar in the campground.


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