State Patrol Seeks Witnesses To Hit & Run Injury In Snohomish County
March 06, 2018
CLICK TO ENLARGE. The Toyota Camry in the ditch after being struck by the Mazda.
(SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA.) – The Washington State Patrol is looking to talk with anyone who may have seen a hit & run collision last Saturday in Snohomish County that left a young Lynnwood, WA man badly injured.
The WSP says on Saturday March 3rd at about 12:37 pm troopers responded to reports of an injury hit & run crime on State Route 9 at its junction with State Route 96 (Lowell Larimar Road).
When troopers got there they found a tan 1994 Toyota Camry in the eastbound ditch of SR 9 facing westbound. It had crashed into a tree. The driver of the Camry was taken to Providence Hospital in Everett with serious injuries.
He was later identified as 21-year old Michael J. Lux of Lynnwood, Washington.
According to witnesses, Lux’s Camry was passing a silver passenger vehicle that was also traveling westbound on the same road and during the passing maneuver the vehicles collided causing the Camry to veer off the roadway and strike a tree.
“The silver vehicle fled the scene in the westbound direction,” according to a WSP statement. “During the on-scene investigation, troopers were able to collect a silver side mirror that is believed to be from the left side of a Mazda 3 passenger vehicle. The Mazda would have also sustained driver’s side damage.”
The WSP reminds all drivers that, if you’re involved in a collision, you’re required by law to stay on scene and check for injuries of each person involved. If there is anyone seriously injured, it is unlawful to leave the scene before law enforcement arrives.
If you have any information that can assist the WSP with the investigation you’re asked to contact WSP Detective Kevin Nelson at 360-654-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org