Just before 2:00 am this morning, a witness reported that a man was sitting in the south bound lane of travel in the 10400 Block of 15th Avenue NE. According to the witness, the man was sitting in the road with his legs crossed, elbows resting on his knees and his head cradled in his hands. As the witness approached the victim in an attempt to remove him from the road, a 1997 Infiniti Q45 travelling south on 15th Avenue NE struck the man, killing the 32 year old man. The driver of the car drove off without stopping.
The suspect car was located a few blocks away in the 2700 Block of NE 98th Street. Officers evaluted the 23 year old driver and determined that he was impaired by alcohol. Neither the driver or his female passenger sustained any injuries as a result of the collision. The suspect was processed for Driving Under the Influence and later booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide and Investigation of Hit and Run.
Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded and began their investigation. This remains an active and on-going TCIS investigation.