OLYMPIA, Wash. -- The family of a 11-year-old boy who was struck and critically injured by a driver who fled the scene is preparing to donate his organs.
Isaiah Bermeo's father tells Q13 News that his son has undergone tests that show no brain activity. The Washington State Patrol says Isaiah was hit while walking on U.S. Highway 101 near Oyster Bay Road at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday by a silver or cream-colored minivan. The driver of the minivan fled the scene. Isaiah, who is autistic and nonverbal, remains in critical condition at Harborview.
Isaiah's mother says he wandered away from a trampoline he was playing on Sunday afternoon, and might have gotten turned around and confused by the noise from the road. They were searching for him when they heard the sirens on the road.
Troopers have found the van that hit Isaiah abandoned on a gravel road. They hope to name a suspect soon.
Meanwhile, if you have any information that can help investigators with this case, call WSP or Crime Stoppers of the South Sound at 1(800 )222-TIPS or online at www.p3tips.com.
You can remain anonymous and receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in the case.
Isaiah and his family had just moved to the Olympia area in December from California. If you would like to donate to help with their expenses, Isaiah's family in California has started a Gofundme.