Man killed in hit-and-run crash in Everett

EVERETT, Wash. — Police are investigating after a fatal hit-and-run just south of downtown Everett.

Investigators say that around 5:30 a.m. Monday, a driver struck a pedestrian and then took off. The victim is a man in his 70s.

“I think that’s awful. That’s really terrible to make it that far in your life,” said Rebecca Pedersen, who lives in Everett.

“We all should be able to pay attention as responsible drivers to the pedestrians around us,” said Odell Barnes, who lives in Everett.

The crash happened right off northbound I-5 to Broadway.

“I mean, they’re right off the freeway and there are speed limit signs. You know they are still in freeway mode; they haven’t seen any traffic lights yet,” said Pedersen.

Aside from that, Pedersen says there’s another issue.

“There’s been so many people jaywalking down here,” said Pedersen.

It’s unclear if speed played a role but residents say everyone needs to be more cautious, especially when it is dark out.

“Just be careful there. Keep your head on a swivel,” said Pedersen.

“We should all be responsible for our actions,” said Barnes.

If you were in the area at the time of the crash or have any information, Everett Police asks that you give them a call.

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