Minivan crashes into skate park bowl in south Everett

Two people allegedly fled from the scene Wednesday night at Walter E. Hall Park.

A minivan crashed into the skate bowl at Walter E. Hall Park on Wednesday night in Everett. Two people allegedly fled the scene. (Everett Police Department)

A minivan crashed into the skate bowl at Walter E. Hall Park on Wednesday night in Everett. Two people allegedly fled the scene. (Everett Police Department)

EVERETT — It could have been a failed try at an epic trick Wednesday night, but instead is being investigated as a crime.

Two people allegedly fled after a minivan crashed into the skate bowl at Walter E. Hall Park, Everett Police Deputy Chief John DeRousse said. The suspects were not located.

The van was speeding after nightfall along Hall Park Road, which leads into the city park’s fields and parking. It came to a corner and didn’t make the turn, DeRousse said, then slammed into the concrete bowl popular for bike riders, skaters and scooter riders.

“I was trying to imagine how it was possible,” DeRousse said. “How a vehicle gets in there, I have no idea.”

Police are looking into it as a hit and run. They also want to know the circumstances that led to the van, which was not reported as stolen, ending up on its side in the skate park.

“You wreck your vehicle into someone’s house or fence, you’re responsible for that damage,” DeRousse said.

The skate park, one of two in Everett, remained open. Damage to the fence surrounding the skate park was estimated to cost the city about $1,000, spokesperson Kari Goepfert said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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