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December 27, 2011 at 8:44 AM

Suspected drunken driver kills pedestrian in Everett

This is the car involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian in Everett early this morning. After hitting the pedestrian, the driver slammed his car into the wall. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)

A suspected drunken driver drove onto a pedestrian walkway Monday night in Everett, killing a 47-year-old man who was walking with a friend, according to the State Patrol.

The 24-year-old driver was heading east on Highway 2’s Hewitt Avenue Trestle when he drove onto a shoulder and crossed onto a raised median. The Everett man then drove into a brushy area, barely missed several Department of Transportation signs and drove his 1994 Nissan Stanza on a pedestrian walkway for about a half-mile, said Trooper Keith Leary.

Darren Streeter, who has homes in Chehalis and the Everett area, was struck and killed, according to the State Patrol. A 55-year-old woman, identified by troopers as Theresa Dubs, was not hurt, Leary said.

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The two friends had run out of gas and were walking back to Ebey Island, where one of them had a home, Leary said.

After striking the pedestrians, the Everett man struck a wall head-on. He suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, Leary said.

While authorities are still awaiting the results of a blood-alcohol test, investigators said he smelled of alcohol and marijuana. Troopers found marijuana and a marijuana pipe in the man’s car, Leary said.

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