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State Patrol IDs suspect in hit-and-run crash that critically injured boy in Olympia

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Irven F. Jacobs has been identified as the suspect wanted in connection with a hit-and-run collision that critically injured an 11-year-old boy on Sunday, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The boy was flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after the 5:30 p.m. crash on US 101 near Oyster Bay Road Northwest. The boy has autism and had wandered away from his home before being struck by the vehicle.

A spokeswoman for Harborview said Wednesday the “family is asking for privacy” when asked for an update on the boy’s medical status.

However, a family member-created Go Fund Me page spelled out a tragic situation: “After multiple surgeries, the doctors found that there was no brain activity and decided to remove him from life support,” the post reads.

Jacobs, who was driving a minivan, is accused of continuing north on the highway after hitting the boy. State patrol detectives found the vehicle on a gravel road in Shelton on Monday.

A State Patrol spokeswoman said Jacobs is a 51-year-old Shelton resident.

Anyone with information about Jacobs is asked to call detective Kevin Pratt at 253-310-1826, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Jacobs has a criminal record, court documents show. In July 2017, he was arrested in Mason County on suspicion of second-degree theft and second-degree trafficking in stolen property.

Rolf has worked at The Olympian since August 2005. He covers breaking news, the city of Lacey and business for the paper. Rolf graduated from The Evergreen State College in 1990.


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