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1-year-old killed after getting struck by car in Lynnwood, driver possibly under the influence

May 31, 2024, 12:45 PM

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A Snohomish County Sheriff's vehicle is seen in Lynnwood in March 2024. (Photo: Steve Coogan, MyNorthwest)

(Photo: Steve Coogan, MyNorthwest)

A one-year-old child was hit and killed by a vehicle in Lynnwood while the infant was playing in the yard with their parents last night.

At approximately 7 p.m. Thursday, detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and the Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) responded to the fatal collision, which occurred in the 13900 block of Beverly Park Road in Lynnwood.

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When deputies arrived, aid was provided to the victim at the scene of the crime, but the one-year-old child was pronounced dead at the scene.

“During the investigation, detectives discovered the one-year-old child was playing in the front yard with two other siblings and their parent,” Courtney O’Keefe, director of communications with Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, said. “A roommate, a 45-year-old man, arrived home to the residence and when he pulled into the driveway, he struck the child.”

The 45-year-old suspect was taken into custody for vehicular homicide and was booked in the Snohomish County Jail.

While an investigation into the crash remains ongoing, CIU detectives believe drugs were a contributing factor in the collision, according to O’Keefe. A blood search warrant was applied for and administered.

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The Snohomish County Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death.

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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