SEARCH CONTINUES FOR TRUCK AND DRIVER THAT KILLED
December 29, 2012
(MONROE, WA) -- The search continues for a 1980’s Ford truck and the driver of that truck in the hit and run death of a Monroe woman Wednesday Dec. 26.
Surveillance video still of the pickup truck police believed was the one that struck and killed Debbrah Marie Pesce, 53, in Monroe Dec. 26. Photo: Monroe Police. Larger image is below.
LARGER IMAGE OF ABOVE. Surveillance video still of the pickup truck police believed was the one that struck and killed Debbrah Marie Pesce, 53, in Monroe Dec. 26. Photo: Monroe Police .CLICK TO ENLARGE
: Model wise and year wise, this is the same type of truck in the surveillance video that police are looking for. Photo: Monroe Police.CLICK TO ENLARGE
The arrow in the surveillance video to the right points to the truck police are searching for -- a white late 1980s to early 90s Ford F-series pickup with a dark blue or green stripe.
The woman who was killed by that truck as she was bicycling across Highway 2 in Monroe about 7:35 p.m. at the junction with the Old Owen Road has been identified as Debbrah Marie Pesce, 53, by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The truck that hit her was facing east in an eastbound lane and, according to witnesses, was revving its engine while at a full stop on Highway 2 behind one vehicle.
Then the truck suddenly veered around that vehicle and between two others and hit Pesce and her bicycle, according to Monroe Police.
Pesce was thrown from her bicycle by the impact and then into two other vehicles that also struck her. She was rushed to Valley General Hospital in Monroe and pronounced dead shortly after arrival. The ME’s office said she died from blunt force injuries to the head.
Christopher Johnson, the manager of nearby Brookside Motel, told the Seattle Times that Pesce had moved into the hotel a couple weeks ago after living in her car for some time.
At the time of her death she was looking for work and was volunteering her tome at the Next Step Community Resource Center, a faith-based, non-profit that serves homeless and low-income residents in the Skykomish River Valley, according to Johnson.
If you have any information about the incident, the driver or the pickup truck involved you are asked to call 911, the Monroe Police Department at 360-794-6300 or the Monroe Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 360-863-4600.