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September 10, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Teen charged in fatal Renton hit and run

A 16-year-old teen accused of fatally injuring a teenage skateboarder in Renton on Sunday has been charged with felony hit and run. Court documents filed in King County Juvenile Court on Wednesday say the victim, Andrew Finnell, 17, was skateboarding in the street with his brother and a friend near Whitman Court Northeast and Northeast…

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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…

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September 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

10-year sentence for fatal Tacoma hit-and-run

The Associated Press TACOM A— The 33-year-old driver responsible for the hit-and-run crash that killed a man in Tacoma in March was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison. Jason Hoke pleaded guilty in June in Pierce County Superior Court to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal wreck. The crash killed 57-year-old Douglas Davis, a Boeing…

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August 21, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Suspect in Kent slayings once threatened driver with handgun

Update at 3:59 p.m.: One of the victims of Wednesday’s double homicide in Kent was identified Thursday as David Christianson, 52. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has classified his death as a homicide. Ariff Gulamani, the owner of the Kent gas station/Wendy’s, said Christianson was the manager of the store and had worked for him for…

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August 20, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Seattle police seek hit-and-run driver who injured skateboarder

Seattle police are searching for the driver of a car who hit a skateboarder early Sunday and then drove off. The skateboarder is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, police said. The victim, a 22-year-old man, was hit around 2:20 a.m. when he tried to cross Airport Way South near South Alaska Street, police said. The car…

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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…

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August 1, 2014 at 3:37 AM

Seattle police arrest man suspected of hitting woman, baby in stroller

Seattle police have arrested a suspected drug dealer who allegedly struck a woman and a baby in a stroller last night while escaping from officers. According to police, the man was fleeing from police around 9:20 p.m. Thursday when he ran a red light and clipped a parked car near Sixth Avenue and Denny Way. His…

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July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Suspected auto thief’s car breaks down in front of SPD headquarters

If there were a dumb criminals’ hall of fame, this guy might be a first-ballot inductee. All he did was drive drunk in a stolen car – the wrong way on a one-way street, we might add — and collide with a car and a Metro bus, according to police. He might have gotten away, except his wrecked car…

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May 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Hit-and-run driver strikes mother and child in North Seattle

Seattle police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit a mother, her 9-month-old daughter and family dog while they were walking in North Seattle. Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said a vehicle “clipped” the child’s stroller and left the mother hurt. The accident in the 14000 block of 19th Avenue Northeast, near the Jackson Park Golf Course, was reported…

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