UPDATE: Driver Arrested After 65-Year-Old Woman Killed In Ballard Crash

A 65-year-old woman was killed and one of her dogs was seriously injured late Monday after she was struck by a driver in Ballard.

Just before 9:30 PM, the 65-year-old woman was walking her two dogs northbound in an unmarked crosswalk at 14th Avenue Northwest and Northwest 46th Street.

According to witnesses, a driver in a black BMW, travelling eastbound, failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection and struck the 65-year-old woman and her dogs.

The woman suffered significant injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where she later died from her injuries. One of her dogs, a pug, was also seriously injured and was transported to a veterinarian. The woman’s second dog, an unidentified breed, ran from the scene and was not located.

The 34-year-old female driver was examined by an SPD Drug Recognition Expert who found signs of impairment. The driver was arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

SPD Traffic Collision investigators are handling the case.

UPDATE: Police have located the victim’s second dog. Both animals are expected to recover.