Police arrest woman accused of hitting, killing husband in Tacoma

A 41-year-old woman accused of hitting and killing her estranged husband was arrested Friday for investigation of felony hit-and-run.

According to Tacoma Police Department, the woman was booked into jail. After further investigation, authorities determined that the crash itself was not deliberate. Earlier, the incident was being investigated as a homicide.

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report of a man who was hit by a car on South 10th and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. When officers arrived, they found a 52-year-old man in the roadway and immediately started life-saving measures on him. He was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died. 

Police said witnesses described the suspect as the man’s estranged wife and that she intentionally hit the man before leaving the scene.

After reviewing video surveillance of the incident and interviewing the suspect, investigators determined that the crash was not deliberate and that the victim had run out in front of the suspect's car as it was moving. 


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