2 separate Auburn hit-and-run accidents leave 2 dead

Sep 16, 2022, 12:46 PM


(Photo courtesy of APD)

(Photo courtesy of APD)

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.

Roads in the areas were closed during the investigations, and no other injuries were reported.

Neither the motorcyclist nor the woman has been identified.

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2 separate Auburn hit-and-run accidents leave 2 dead