2 separate Auburn hit-and-run accidents leave 2 dead
Sep 16, 2022, 12:46 PM
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Two people were killed in separate hit-and-run crashes nearly 30 minutes apart Thursday night in Auburn.
Auburn Police (APD) said it started around 8:40 p.m. when they received reports of a person walking onto Auburn Way North near 45th Street.
“We had reports of a pedestrian walking into the road and jumping into traffic,” a spokesperson with APD told KIRO Newsradio.
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That person died at the scene and has yet to be identified. Police said they do not have any information on a possible suspect and no arrests have been made. They asked anyone who may have seen what happened to call the APD Tip Line at 253-288-7403.
Approximately 35 minutes later, officers responded to another hit-and-run near the corner of Peasley Canyon Road and West Valley Highway South.
According to APD, a woman hit and killed a 34-year-old man on a motorcycle. She was taken into custody a short time later after police found her car. Authorities suspect she had been drinking, and she now faces felony charges.
UPDATE: Suspect vehicle involved in 2nd hit-and-run has been located. The driver is in custody. https://t.co/UyewQOyxUh
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Roads in the areas were closed during the investigations, and no other injuries were reported.
Neither the motorcyclist nor the woman has been identified.