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Cops responded to 'horrifying' hit-and-run outside Bryan Kohberger's home on night of Idaho murders

The apartment complex in Pullman, Washington, which serves as student housing, had been home to Bryan Kohberger since August
UPDATED JAN 19, 2023
It is not clear if Bryan Kohberger witnessed the hit-and-run which took place near his apartment (Twitter@InsideEdition)
It is not clear if Bryan Kohberger witnessed the hit-and-run which took place near his apartment (Twitter@InsideEdition)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Four University of Idaho students were brutally murdered in their off-campus residence on November 13. After weeks of investigation, Moscow police finally arrested Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology student, on December 30 at his parents' Pennsylvania home. Kohberger, who is a graduate student, is accused of killing 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, 21-year-old Madison Mogen, 20-year-old Xana Kernodle, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin. 

Now, multiple outlets have reported that authorities responded to a crash in front of the suspect's home which resulted in two pedestrians being sent to a hospital, on the night of the Idaho killings. Police were called to a report of a crash in front of an apartment complex on the Washington State University (WSU) campus, in Pullman, Washington state at around 11.40 pm on the night of November 12. The apartment complex, which serves as a residence for mainly graduate or PhD students, had been home to Kohberger since August when he relocated from his home state of Pennsylvania to start a PhD program in criminal justice at the university.


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Just three hours before the suspect left his home for Idaho, police arrived at the bloody scene to find two pedestrians, a male WSU student and a woman with injuries after being struck by a car. The driver was already at large by then. According to Insider, Turner Gardner said that a man had been thrown from the road and a woman lay face-down screaming. "It was horrifying," she said of coming upon the scene just before midnight on November 12. "I heard a screech and a loud bang," another witness, Aundrea McKinsey, 25, told the outlet. "It was scary."


The Pullman Police Department said at the time that 19-year-old student Carmen Fernandez was arrested hours later and was charged with DUI, felony vehicular assault, and hit-and-run. However, it is not clear if Kohberger witnessed the crime which took place in the vicinity of his premises. Cellular data obtained by law enforcement indicates he was at home during the crash and could hear and see the street from a second-story window. He was reportedly described as an insomniac by his neighbors and court documents. 


Kohberger drove in his white Hyundai sedan 11 miles to Moscow after the crash in the early hours of Sunday, according to cellphone and traffic data. Witnesses told Business Insider that while police officers were still on the scene, Kohberger took a bold step and drove past officers multiple times as he traveled to and from his alleged killing spree. Most of the direct way to Kohberger's home was blocked by the police in response to the hit-and-run incident. The route that was open that night requires turning four times on residential streets and going over four speed bumps before connecting with a main road. The path the police blocked had just one turn and one speed bump. It's unclear whether the crash had anything to do with the killings or if it was a simple coincidence.