Man runs from scene of Everett fatal crash


The driver of this vehicle hit another vehicle and then a guardrail in the fatal crash.

EVERETT, Wash. - After three hours, police in Everett tracked down a man they said ran from the scene of a fatal crash.

About 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a Jeep Wrangler with three people inside slammed into a minivan and then a guardrail in the 3100 block of West Mukilteo Boulevard near the Mukilteo-Everett border.

Police said the Jeep crossed the center line and clipped the oncoming minivan hitting the guardrail.

Neighbors said they saw a man lying in the road.  One performed CPR until medics arrived, but the man died at the scene.

It's unclear if the man who died in the road was the driver or a passenger in the Jeep.  Police believe he was either thrown from the Jeep or got out of the vehicle and collapsed.

His name and age have not been released.

A woman, who was also in the Jeep, remained at the scene and cooperated with police.  She had minor injuries and was evaluated at a hospital after questioning.

A second man who had been in the Jeep fled, prompting a search. He was found by officers about three hours later. He was not badly injured and was detained for questioning.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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