Prosecutors consider charges after teen pushed from bridge
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police say they’ve finished an investigation into an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was hurt when she was pushed off a bridge and fell 60 feet into water in Washington state.
The Columbian reported Tuesday that the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit was forwarding the case to the prosecutor’s office for possible charges.
The sheriff’s office identified the suspect as 18-year-old Taylor Smith and said she’s cooperating with investigators.
Smith is suspected of pushing Jordan Holgerson off the bridge Aug. 7 at Moulton Falls northeast of Vancouver, Washington.
Video that was posted on YouTube and later removed shows Holgerson standing on the bridge with friends. Then a woman forcefully pushes her off the span.
Holgerson’s mother told The Daily News that her daughter broke six ribs and punctured both of her lungs in the fall.