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News: Suspect identified in fatal July hit-and-run near Maple Valley

by | Sep 8, 2021 | Accidents in the News |

MAPLE VALLEY, WA — A 15-year-old suspect was identified Wednesday in connection to a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in July near Maple Valley, according to King County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred in the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near New Community Church on Sunday, July 18th, at around 5:00 a.m.

A 53-year-old man had been jogging in the area before he was found deceased.

Detectives with King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Response and Reconstruction (MARR) unit said they now have probable cause to take a 15-year-old girl into custody.

On Tuesday, authorities were able to recover the sought-after Toyota Camry involved in the incident, which helped reveal the suspect’s identity.

The Sheriff’s Office has begun processing the vehicle for more evidence, though the teenage suspect still remains at-large.


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