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(UPDATED) Detectives Seek Info on Capitol Hill Hit-and-Run Vehicle

UPDATE: 2/28/23, 4:35 pm:

Seattle Police have located the Ford van involved in this incident. Meanwhile, the investigation is still ongoing.

If anyone has information, please call the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.

UPDATE: 2/8/23, 2:45 pm:

Detectives are asking the public for information about the Ford van involved in this fatal hit-and-run collision.

Witnesses described the van as black or dark green in color with “bars” (or louvres) on the back windows. The van may have heavily tinted windows with a missing, modified, or aftermarket front bumper. Also, there may be damage to the grille from the collision.

The van was last seen fleeing the scene westbound in the 1700 block of East Madison Street.

Residents said they’ve seen the van before in several areas around the neighborhood: in the 2100 block of East Denny Way, the 2200 block of East Madison Street and near Miller Playfield (21st Avenue East / East Thomas St).

If you have any information about this van, please contact TCIS detectives at 206-684-8923.

UPDATE: 2/6/23, 10:45 AM:

Detectives Investigating After Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Kills Elderly Pedestrian

Police have learned the pedestrian victim in this incident has died as a result of her injuries.

Detectives continue to investigate, and this post will be updated if there are developments in the case or new information for release.

Original Post, 2/5/23:

Detectives Investigating After Hit-and-Run Driver Strikes, Injures Elderly Pedestrian

Detectives are investigating after a hit-and-run driver struck and critically injured an 80-year-old woman late Sunday afternoon in Capitol Hill.

At 4:45 p.m., multiple 911 callers reported a hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and possibly a pedestrian or a bicyclist. Citizens began performing CPR on the 80-year-old woman, assisted by an off-duty SPD officer who happened to be close by. Responding Seattle Fire Department medics treated the victim at the scene and then transported her to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Witnesses at the scene reported the woman was using a crosswalk to cross East Madison Street when the driver of a black van struck her. The motorist was turning from northbound 22nd Avenue to westbound East Madison Street, and was last seen continuing that direction.

Members of SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad will assume responsibility for this case. Anyone with information about this incident should call the Tip Line at (206) 233-5000.