17-year-old suspected of fleeing accident that killed 19-year-old
Posted on Sunday, December 20th, 2020 at 9:45 pm
UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA – A 17-year-old boy is suspected of fleeing the scene of a collision in University Place early this morning that led to the death of a 19-year-old driver.
According to KOMO News, the crash occurred in the 6700 block of 35th Street W at about 1 a.m., when a blue Mazda 3 collided with a silver Cadillac STS.
The driver of the Mazda, a 19-year-old girl, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second driver fled the scene on foot, leaving behind a black shoe and evidence that he had been hurt.
The owners of the Cadillac, the driver’s parents, told police that their son was in the hospital.
Police discovered he had a shoe matching the one found at the crime scene, and obtained a warrant to draw his blood.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle car accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses.