LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Police said a man crossing State Route 99 in Lynnwood was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Thursday night. The man later died from his injuries at the hospital, and now police are searching for that driver.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 17200 block of State Route 99. The man had likely been at the Jack in the Box, according to police. He attempted to cross the highway, but a southbound car struck the man. The driver then made a U-turn and sped away.
The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.
The man’s family was with him and saw it all. They described the vehicle involved as a silver Lexus with front end damage and a cracked windshield. Now police are turning to the public.
“People talk, people pay attention, people have friends and family,” said Lynnwood police spokesperson Shannon Sessions. “It is not easy to hide something like this.”
By noon Friday, area repair shops had heard about what happened. Mark Albery, who works at Speedway Repair Collision, said in the past he has seen vehicles involved in hit and runs come into the shop.
“You might not see it today or next week, but you might see it in a few weeks from now,” said Albery.
Near the accident scene, area businesses provided police with surveillance video. Alex Tagle, the owner of Paradise Espresso, said he wanted to help in any way he could.
“That person who ran should really come forward,” said Tagle. “There’s families involved, and you have to make sure all questions get answered.”
Lynnwood police said based on surveillance footage, it appeared that other vehicles were on the road at the time of the hit and run. It is possible that after the man was hit by the silver car, other vehicles hit him too, according to Sessions.
Anyone driving in the area around 10:30 p.m. Thursday is asked to call Sgt. Harris at 425-670-5642.