The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accident on the Twisp-Winthrop East Side Road where a vehicle went off the road, hitting and damaging a fence and pasture.
The accident was reported at 10 a.m. on Sunday (Nov. 7) by the property owner whose fence and pasture were damaged, but apparently occurred the night before at around 11 p.m., when the property owner and neighbors heard a loud crash, according to Okanogan County Undersheriff Joe Somday.
According to the police report, the vehicle was traveling southbound, about 4 miles south of Winthrop, when it crossed the center lane and went into the ditch, narrowly missing a powerline. It became airborne and landed on the fence line and some large boulders, said Somday. The driver left the scene through an adjacent pasture, he said.
A sheriff’s deputy is investigating the incident as a hit-and-run involving property damage and is trying to locate the vehicle. Based on the debris found at the site and collected as evidence, the vehicle must have sustained substantial damage, said Somday.