Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run

LYNNWOOD — A Lynnwood man was arrested Monday in connection with last week’s fatal hit-and-run collision on Highway 99.

Lynnwood police allege that the suspect, 29, sped away after striking a man who was crossing the highway.

The crash happened just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday, about a half-mile south of 164th Street SW.

The victim, Young Koo Kim, 62, was rushed to a Seattle hospital.

He died from blunt-force injuries, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Police closed the highway for hours Thursday night as they investigated.

Tips from the community led them to a vehicle and home in south Lynnwood, detective Sgt. Rodney Cohnheim said Monday.

The vehicle appeared to have been involved in a serious collision, Cohnheim said.

The owner was arrested around noon Monday in Shoreline. He was expected to be booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation of felony hit-and-run.

The mas has a significant criminal history, according to police.

Investigators have not released additional details about the crash.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

Help needed

Police are asking anyone with information about the fatal hit-and-run crash that occurred about 10:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 99 in Lynnwood to call 425-670-5600.

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