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August 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Victim struck by CleanScapes truck identified

Update 2:58 p.m.:

The victim in a fatal First Hill traffic accident has been identified as Rebecca A. Scollard, 42, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 42-year-old died of multiple blunt-force injuries, a spokesman for the medical examiner said.

Original post:

A driver for Recology CleanScapes was behind the wheel of the truck that struck and killed a pedestrian Thursday on First Hill.

The waste management company, in a news release this morning, said one its trucks was involved in the accident at Eighth Avenue and James Street around 3:30 p.m.

“Due to the ongoing investigation CleanScapes is prohibited from discussing any of the details surrounding the incident,” the news release said. “We are fully cooperating with the authorities to assist them in gathering all of the information they need to make a determination of the cause.”

The identity and gender of the driver have not been released by either Seattle police or the waste-collection company. But police say they have identified the driver, who has not been arrested.

CleanScapes spokesman Kevin Kelly could not be reached for comment.

The victim’s identify has not been released.

“All of us at Recology Cleanscapes would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the pedestrian affected by this accident,” the news release said.

Police received reports of the accident 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.

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