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.
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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.