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Driver Arrested in Fatal Car/Pedestrian Collision

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives are conducting the investigation following a fatal vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred in the Rainier Beach neighborhood early Monday morning.

At approximately 1:00 am, a 33-year-old female was driving northbound on Renton Avenue South when her vehicle struck a male in the roadway near Lindsey Place South.  Both police and fire responded to the scene and Seattle Fire attempted CPR on the pedestrian before he was declared deceased at the scene.  It is unknown why the pedestrian was in the roadway.

As is routine, officers evaluated the driver for any signs of impairment.  The driver admitted to using a controlled substance.  The driver was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide and later booked into the King County Jail.  TCIS detectives responded to process the scene and the Medical Examiner took custody of the deceased.

The roadway was closed for the investigation but  has since reopened to traffic.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.