UPDATE 7:42 p.m.| The fatality collision investigation in the 800 block of James Street has cleared and all roads are now open.
ORIGINAL POST | A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a truck in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood this afternoon, according to the Seattle Police Department.
Police received reports of the crash at Eighth Avenue and James Street shortly after 3:30 p.m. and located the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The driver had left the scene.
Witnesses described the vehicle as a large commercial truck. Police do not know if the driver knew the victim had been struck or whether this was an intentional hit-and-run.
Roads in the area are blocked and access to Harborview will be difficult, according to the Seattle Police Department. James Street is closed from Boren Avenue to Eighth Avenue in both directions. The victim has not been identified.
King County Metro routes 3 and 4 are being rerouted off of James Street between Eighth and Third avenues. Bus riders should use Third Avenue north of Seneca Street or along Ninth Avenue south of Cherry Street.