An adult female has been taken into custody and detectives are investigating following a fatal hit and run vehicle/pedestrian collision Sunday evening.
On Sunday, January 1st, just before 7:00 pm, a vehicle was travelling northbound on Wallingford Avenue North. An adult woman pedestrian was struck by the vehicle as she crossed the street at N. 82nd Street. The driver of the vehicle left the scene, and witnesses called 911 after seeing the victim in the street. Seattle Fire pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. A short time later a woman came back to the scene and informed officers she had been driving the vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The woman was taken into custody. She was evaluated for signs of impairment by a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer, which is standard protocol. Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives responded to the scene and began their preliminary investigation at the scene.
The driver was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide. This remains an active and ongoing investigation.