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September 9, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Skateboarder injured in Renton hit and run has died

The 17-year-old boy struck by a hit-and-run driver in Renton on Sunday night died at Harborview Medical Center on Tuesday morning.

Renton police say the teen, his younger brother and a friend were skateboarding in the 4200 block of Northeast First Place around 5:40 p.m. when he was struck.

Police were led to a 16-year-old suspect through his Facebook page. Witnesses were able to identify the Renton teen as the alleged hit-and-run driver, police said.

“One of the witnesses said that’s him, 100 percent,” said Renton police spokeswoman Terri Vickers.

Renton police arrested the 16-year-old at his family home on Sunday night. The boy was booked into the King County Youth Services Center for investigation of hit and run.

The teen will have a detention review hearing at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

While Renton police declined to say what the suspect told investigators, Vickers said police found damage to the left, front corner bumper on a car he had been driving.

“It looked like fresh damage,” Vickers said.

| More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: hit and run, King County Youth Services Center, Renton Police


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