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Detectives Investigating Fatal Hit and Run Collision in SODO

UPDATE 11/22: Detectives were able to confirm that the suspect vehicle is a Toyota Prius (not a Prius C, V, or other model) from model year 2010 to 2015.  If you have any information on this vehicle, please contact TCIS Det. Sanders at (206) 684-8923.

UPDATE:  Detectives are looking for a white or silver colored 4 door compact hatchback, very similar to a Toyota Prius.  The vehicle will have obvious right front headlight area damage.  Anyone with information on this vehicle is urged to contact SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8923 and ask for Det. Sanders.


Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) are currently investigating a fatal hit and run collision that killed a bicyclist early Tuesday morning in the SODO neighborhood.

At approximately 5:45 am,  a  61- year- old male bicyclist was travelling  on 1st Avenue South near S. Andover Street.  According to witnesses, the driver of a vehicle, believed to be travelling northbound on 1st Avenue, struck the cyclist and then drove away northbound on 1st Avenue South. The cyclist was declared deceased at the scene.  There were conflicting descriptions of the suspect vehicle, and detectives are working to get a better description of the vehicle involved.

1st Avenue South was closed in both directions while detectives processed the scene. This remains an active and on-going investigation.  This information is preliminary and subject to change.  We will update this post with any new information on this investigation.