Victim identified in apparent hit and run near Machias

MACHIAS — A woman who died after apparently being struck by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday near Machias has been identified as Kathryn “Kay” J. Hyde-Donohue, 53, of Lake Stevens.

Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives are investigating. They believe they’ve identified the vehicle involved, but no arrests have been made, sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Wednesday.

Hyde-Donohue’s body was found about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near the 4400 block of S. Machias Road between Snohomish and Lake Stevens.

Police at the time were investigating a domestic disturbance at a home about two miles north of there, in the 12700 block of 18th Street SE, near Lake Stevens, Ireton said.

While at the home, detectives found a vehicle with “suspicious marks indicating it had may have been used in a pedestrian hit and run,” she said.

Further investigation led them to Hyde-Donohue’s body, which investigators believe may have been there since that morning. The vehicle was taken into evidence for processing.

Hyde-Donohue died from head injuries, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office. Her death was ruled an accident.

Anyone who was in the area at the time or who may have interacted with Hyde-Donohue in the days before her death is asked to call 425-388-3845.

Police believe she was walking northbound on the east side of the roadway wearing a red winter coat and red baseball cap when she was struck.

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

More in Local News

Shock from WSU suicide ripples through Snohomish County

Roughly 1 in 10 seniors, sophomores and 8th-graders said they had attempted to take their own lives.

New leaders coming to county, state political parties

Hillary Moralez of Bothell takes over as chair for the Snohomish County Democratic Party.

Mom and brother turn in suspect in Stanwood robberies

The man is suspected of robbing the same gas station twice, and apologizing to the clerk afterward.

$1,000 reward for info on who killed an eagle near Snohomish

After being shot, the raptor was treated at the Sarvey Wildlife Center but died overnight.

Possible bobcat sighting keeps Snohomish students inside

The creature was spotted on the campus of Valley View Middle School around noon.

Derrick “Wiz” Crawford, 22, is a suspect in the homicide of his roommate. (Edmonds Police Department)
Roommate suspected in Edmonds killing found hiding in closet

Police had been searching for him for 10 days before locating him at a house in Everett.

Stabbing in Everett follows dispute between brothers-in-law

The victim, 54, was hospitalized. The suspect, 29, had not been apprehended Thursday.

Camano Island man gets 18 years for role in drug ring

He was convicted of helping lead a drug distribution network in four Washington counties.

Lake Stevens man missing since beginning of January

Jason Michael Knox White hasn’t used his credit card or withdrawn money from his bank since then.

Most Read