WSP investigates hit-and-run crash that killed a 22-year-old walking in Enumclaw
KING COUNTY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is investigating after a driver hit and killed a man walking along the highway in Enumclaw on Saturday.
On Tuesday, the WSP released an update saying they believe the suspect vehicle, a black 2014-2020 Acura, had been impounded on Saturday, April 1. The Enumclaw Police Department told the WSP that the car had crashed into two other cars at the scene of a previous collision, and the driver was subsequently arrested for suspected DUI.
Detectives have confirmed that the impounded vehicle was the same car involved in the deadly crash that killed a 22-year-old man from Buckley, Washington.
That driver is now being investigated for their involvement in the hit-and-run.
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According to the WSP, on April 1 at 9:18 a.m., troopers responded to reports of a crash near the corner of SR-164 and 228th Ave. SE. This area is near Farmers Park.
Investigators say the victim was walking in the roadway on westbound SR-164 when a black SUV traveling eastbound crashed into him.
The victim’s body came to a rest on the north side of the highway in an open field, and the suspect driver continued driving away.
Anyone who witnessed the crash is urged to email WSP Detective Ford at Brody.Ford@wsp.wa.gov.
This is a developing story.