VANCOUVER, Wash. – Police in Vancouver arrested two suspects for witness tampering related to a deadly Vancouver hit-and-run that killed two women Sunday night.
Officers arrested 63-year-old Linda Smith and 21-year-old Kalista Andino at a home in the 2800 block of Northwest Madrona in Vancouver. Smith was charged with two counts of witness tampering and Andino was charged with one count of witness tampering.
Police said they anticipate making more arrests in the case.
The arrests come almost one week after a driver hit and killed 28-year-old Irina Gardinant and 45-year-old Raisha Mosh while they were walking home from a baby shower. The women were struck by a pickup truck while in a crosswalk at Northeast 72nd Street near Vancouver Mall Driver
Background: Two Vancouver mothers killed in hit-and-run
Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said Wednesday afternoon the registered owner of the suspect vehicle was not cooperating with police. She said a group of people including the owner was possibly at a home in the 9900 block of Northwest 26th Avenue before the crash, watching the NFC Championship game.
On Friday night, hundreds of people packed a Battle Ground church to remember the victims, who were both wives and mothers.
Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.