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Fatality: YES / NO
Incident Address or Location:
Intersection Near: 6514 River Rd E, Puyallup, WA 98371
Suspect Vehicle MAKE:
White Ford Pick-Up
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Tinted Windows YES /NO:
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Vehicle Sustained Damage To:
Possibly Sustained Damage To Left Side.
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Vehicle Travelled From:
River Road E. and turned onto 66th Ave E.
Vehicle Last Seen Headed:
On 66th Ave E.
Drivers Gender MALE / FEMALE:
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Driver Stopped YES / NO:
Driver Helped YES / NO:
Any Passengers YES / Unknown:
Investigating Police Department:
Washington State Patrol
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Jul 17, 2016
PUYALLUP, Washington – Washington State Police needs the help of the public to locate the Hit-and-Run driver who struck and killed RODNEY FARR, 55 as he was riding his motorcycle.
If you know of anyone who owns a WHITE Ford Pick-Up truck who no longer has it or that recently sustained damage to its left side, that could be the one. Give us a call! See below for REWARD info!
NEAR PUYALLUP, Wash. — A young Seattle woman says her life has just been turned upside down after her dad was hit and killed Friday night while riding his motorcycle near Puyallup.
The crash happened at around 10:45 p.m. at the intersection of 66th Avenue East and SR 167/River Road East, Washington State Patrol troopers said. The Pierce County Medical Examiner identified the victim as Rodney Farr, 55.
Farr's only child, Jodi, is now pleading for the driver who left the scene of the crash to come forward. She's numb after learning she'll never see her dad again.
"I don’t even know how to feel right now," Farr said. "I mean… he was my dad, and I now no longer have that. And I now have to go forward with the rest of my life not having my father because somebody decided to take an illegal turn and then drive away."
Rodney Farr was riding his limited edition Harley Davidson on River Road East when a white Ford pickup truck ignored the light, turned left onto 66th Avenue East, and smashed right into him, troopers said. Farr's motorcycle then hit a nearby SUV. The driver of the white truck took off and never checked to see if everyone was okay, troopers said.
Jodi Farr was hiking on Crystal Mountain with some friends when she got the call that her dad had been killed, she said.
Her dad was always safe and paid attention, she said. He had likely been up and down that stretch of River Road East hundreds of times, she added. She can't understand why the driver who hit her dad took off.
"It’s just unfortunate. It shows that they’re a coward and they don’t want to come forward and take responsibility for what they did," Farr said. "We all make mistakes, but like you took somebody’s life and you impacted somebody’s future and I’ll never have my dad again."
Troopers don't know much about the truck that hit Rodney Farr or the driver who was behind the wheel. The truck possibly has some damage to its left side, troopers said.
Rodney Farr worked hard, his daughter said. He was a determined man who was excited to be back in the Puyallup area.
Farr's family hopes the person responsible for his death feels guilty for what they did and turns themselves in.
"I forgive you for what you did, but please take responsibility. Be the bigger person. You took a life and you fled the scene," Jodi Farr said.
Rodney Farr was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, troopers said.
Troopers don't know if the driver of the white Ford pickup truck was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
If you know anything about where the truck might be or who was behind the wheel, you're urged to call the Washington State Patrol.
The driver of the third vehicle involved in the crash was not injured, troopers said.
HitAndRunJustice.com is offering a OneThousand Dls. REWARD ($1,000.00) to the first caller who simply identifies the driver or the white truck that hit RODNEY FARR, 55 on July 15, 2016. No conviction is necessary to receive this reward, just an arrest. The reward will be issued within three days after Washington State Police makes an arrest due to such information. In order to be eligible for this reward, caller must call HitAndRunJustice.com first at 1(844) HIT-N-RUN / 1(844) 448-6786 Reward expires on August 31, 2016.