EVERETT, Wash. — A business in Everett is mourning the loss of one of its employees who was struck by a car.
Washington State Patrol is leading this investigation and says it is actively looking for the driver.
Just after 8:30 a.m. Saturday, WSP says a driver went off the road and hit a 40-year-old man, killing him.
“He was shoveling snow which is an access point for their business. … The car was going Northbound on State Route 99, went off the road and struck him, and unfortunately he died from the collision,” said WSP Sgt. Rocky Oliphant.
Oliphant says the driver tried to flee and wrecked several recreational vehicles in doing so.
“Suspect vehicle continued up onto the road behind me here, and the driver fled on foot,” said Oliphant.
WSP says the victim was an employee at Kirkland RV. One of the mangers shared a photo of the victim.
In a statement, the manager said, “The entire team at Kirkland RV is devastated by the tragic death of our trusted friend and colleague. He was a dedicated employee who was always watching out for this business and more importantly each person he worked alongside. If anyone was has information regarding the driver of the vehicle or where this person may have fled to, please call 911 immediately.”
At this point, WSP says it’s too early to tell if speed or the road conditions played a role.
“We’re reviewing all the surrounding businesses surveillance videos. We’re kind of making sure we investigate every possible lead that there is,” said Oliphant.
Without knowing who the driver was, WSP says it doesn’t know if the car was stolen, but it is looking into that.
WSP and everyone at Kirkland RV are asking anyone who saw the incident or knows something about it to speak up.
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