Jimmy Smith-Kramer, pictured above, succumbed to his injuries from the hit-and-run at the Tacoma General Hospital on Tuesday. His family donated his organs.
Jimmy Smith-Kramer, pictured above, succumbed to his injuries at the Tacoma General Hospital on Tuesday. His family donated his organs. Quinault Indian Nation

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The Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office has arrested a 31-year-old Hoqiuam man in connection with the hit-and-run that killed Jimmy Smith-Kramer, a 20-year-old Quinault father of twins, on Saturday. The attack, which took place at a Grays Harbor County campground, also injured 19-year-old Harvey Anderson.

Here's more on the hit-and-run, in which, according to the Quinault Indian Nation and witnesses, the driver of a 4x4 white monster truck reportedly yelled racial slurs and war whoops before hitting and running over the two men:

The suspect, described as a white male in his 30's with brown hair and a goatee, had allegedly been driving doughnuts near the campsite when the two Quinault members attempted to make him stop. Witnesses say a female passenger, described as a caucasian woman in her 30's, also attempted to stop the driver, who was reportedly handling a 1990's Chevy pickup truck.

The Quinault tribe on Monday disputed a witness statement relayed by police to the Times that a camper threw rocks at the driver before the fatal incident. A press release claims that rocks were not thrown at the truck until after the fatal incident.

The suspect is currently being held in a Grays Harbor jail on a second-degree homicide charge. Grays Harbor police have released little information past that, though a press release said police will provide more information tomorrow morning.

UPDATE 11 a.m.: The Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office has named James D. Walker as the suspect in custody for second-degree homicide. Sheriff's deputies are also interviewing the three passengers in the vehicle: a 27-year-old woman, a 29-year-old man, and a 30-year-old woman.

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The Sheriff's Office also disputes the Quinault Indian Nation's account of the hit-and-run that characterizes it as a racially motivated attack. Undersheriff David Pimentel told The Stranger this morning that there was no evidence of that, and that the Sheriff's Office had interviewed 15 witnesses. The tribe maintains that witnesses who spoke directly to the tribe heard racial epithets and war whoops.

Due to an editing error, this post initially named the wrong location of the hit-and-run.