Man Believed To Be Driving During Accident Found Safe
4th Of July, Across From Chief Timothy
WHITMAN COUNTY, WA – The man believed to be driving a car involved in an accident on the north side of the Snake River was found safe. Whitman County Sheriff’s Deputies say they don’t have much information on what happened, but they believe 37 year old Clarkston resident Jeremy McKamey was driving a car on the highway west of Clarkston when he lost control, spun the vehicle several times, and ended up in the ditch. They do know that he was home safe on the evening of July 5th. Deputies and firefighters from Asotin County and Whitman County spent several hours on the morning of the 4th of July searching for the driver, walking several miles of the riverbank looking for him in case he was injured. The car was registered to someone else, but deputies say McKamey had been driving it lately. Witnesses say the driver went up the hillside and threw a bag into the bushes, then went back down to the road. Deputies confirmed the bag contained some toiletries and a pistol. Witnesses also say that he then went to the river, made contact with a boat, and then disappeared into the bushes.
Photos Courtesy: Asotin County Fire Dist 1