Authorities are looking for a driver who hit a school bus in Lacey at about 8 a.m. Jan. 20.
Six students were on board the North Thurston Public Schools bus. Nobody on the bus was injured, according to school district spokeswoman Courtney Schrieve.
“We’re glad all of the kids were safe, but hit-and-run is a very serious issue and we hope the public can help us find out who did this,” she said.
According to a Facebook post by Olympia/Thurston County Crime Stoppers, the bus was in the left turn lane on Carpenter Road Northeast, turning onto Britton Parkway, when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The truck’s driver, who was described as a man wearing an orange jacket, drove away from the scene.
Based on security footage from the bus, the truck is believed to be a 2007 to 2013 Black GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab with a standard bed and chrome assist steps, according to Crime Stoppers.
Lacey Police are investigating the crash, Schrieve said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to CRIMES keyword OTCTIP. Tipsters will remain anonymous, and a cash reward is being offered.