by: Henry Rosoff Updated:
EVERETT, Wash. - A 67-year-old Kirkland man who was in a crosswalk in Everett was struck and killed by the driver of a truck Monday morning.
Everett police said shortly before 11 a.m., witnesses called 911 to report that a pedestrian had been hit by a truck in the intersection of Everett Avenue and Wetmore Avenue.
It all unfolded in front of a shop full of mechanics at Bucky’s Car Care.
“I looked up and saw something flying through the air, and I thought it was a dog at first, but it was a human body,” said Chris Nance, an assistant manager at Bucky’s.
Most of the workers described the injuries they saw as too gruesome to describe. They said the driver ran over the pedestrian after hitting him before he could stop.
The man was transported to Providence Medical Center Everett - Colby campus where he died of his injuries a short time later.
“My guys are all still pretty shaken up, sick to our stomachs,” Nance said. “It’s not something you expect to come to work and see.”
KIRO 7’s Henry Rosoff (@HenryKIRO7) is speaking with police about what led up to the crash and if drugs or alcohol are believe to be involved. Catch his live report at 5pm.
The driver of the 2003 Chevy Silverado, a 57-year-old Everett man, remained at the scene.
Police spokesman Aaron Snell said at this point detectives do not suspect drugs or alcohol are involved. However, they are looking at if speed played a role.