Seattle Police search for driver and car in fatal hit-and-run incident that killed bike rider
November 22, 2017
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- Seattle Police detectives are looking for a white or silver colored 4 door compact hatchback, very similar to a Toyota Prius involved in a fatal hit and run incident in the city.
Police say that vehicle will have "obvious right front headlight area damage" and that if anyone sees it they are urged to contact SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad at (206) 684-8923 and ask for Det. Sanders.
In the incident Tuesday morning in the SODO neighborhood, a bicyclist was killed.
An SPD statement says that at approximately 5:45 am Tuesday, a 61-year old man out riding his bike was traveling on 1st Avenue South near S. Andover Street. According to witnesses, the driver of a vehicle, believed to be traveling northbound on 1st Avenue, ran into the cyclist and then drove away northbound on 1st Avenue South.
The bike rider was declared deceased at the scene. Earlier there were conflicting descriptions of the suspect vehicle.