A rental car, apparently lost in the area, was traveling northbound in the 3600 block of Evergreen Point Road when it veered off the roadway and struck a large rock, Medina police report. The accident occurred at about 2:20 a.m. on Thursday, June 19.
The driver pulled the heavily damaged vehicle into a nearby driveway and, at some point, the rental car caught fire. Due to the intensity of the fire, the flames also damaged a nearby resident’s vehicle. The Bellevue Fire Department responded to knock down the persistent fire.
People who were awakened by the commotion saw two non-resident occupants immediately flee the accident scene. Additional officers from Kirkland, Bellevue and Clyde Hill police departments responded to assist Medina officers in searching for the subjects. A K-9 unit from the Bellevue Police Department conducted a search of the area, however the fleeing subjects were not immediately located.
A short time later, two persons of interest were contacted walking southbound out of Hunts Point.