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News: Woman arrested for deadly hit-and-run crash near Jefferson Park

by | Jun 17, 2024 | Accidents in the News |

SEATTLE, WA – According to KOMO, a woman has been arrested for a fatal hit-and-run collision that occurred on the ramp from Spokane St Viaduct to southbound I-5 on June 2.

A 26-year-old woman was driving a green 1996 Toyota Corolla when she lost control of the vehicle and struck the barrier around 4 a.m.

The three occupants of the Corolla exited the vehicle to get to a safer location when a motorhome passed by and hit Shanique Dickens, 29, in the head with the passenger side mirror.

Rescue crews responded to the incident and parked behind the Corolla. An alleged impaired driver slammed into the rear of the ambulance, which pushed it against the Corolla and pinning Dickens underneath the vehicle.

First responders pronounced Dickens dead at the scene.

Washington State Patrol troopers interviewed the other two people from the Corolla. They allegedly lied to the troopers and told them there were four people inside the Corolla and that the driver, a woman named Tae, left the scene before troopers arrived.

Investigators learned Tae didn’t exist after examining surveillance video from a nearby gas station.

Troopers arrested the 26-year-old woman who drove the Corolla on Thursday. They charged her with felony hit-and-run and providing false statements to law enforcement.

The 26-year-old woman is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Her bail is set at $50,000.

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