Ephrata man arrested in connection with East Wenatchee hit and run

Ephrata Man
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EAST WENATCHEE- An Ephrata man was arrested Friday, July 14 after he allegedly fled the scene of an injury accident in the East Wenatchee area.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 46-year-old Jose J. Melendez and his unnamed passenger in an orchard near the crash scene.

A State Patrol report says Melendez was exiting Kirby Billingsley Park onto Highway 28  when his vehicle struck a Westbound vehicle driven by a Wenatchee woman.

She and her three passengers were injured and transported to Central Washington Hospital for treatment. Melendez was not hurt.