Everett sailor arrested after fatal hit and run on Evergreen Way

The suspect, who was reportedly living on the USS Kidd, is accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian and fleeing the scene.


EVERETT — Police arrested a man Wednesday night suspected of fleeing the scene of a car crash that left a pedestrian dead on Evergreen Way.

The deceased hadn’t been identified as of Thursday.

Around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a report of a collision in the 4900 block of Evergreen Way. Witnesses reported seeing a blue Ford Mustang run into someone, stop, and then accelerate south, according to an Everett police report filed in court.

Officers saw the suspected vehicle driving “very fast” in that direction, the police report said. After stopping the 2017 two-door car, police noticed the car had a freshly shattered rear window and heavy damage to the front bumper.

The suspect allegedly did not admit to the crash at first, explaining that his window had “just shattered,” according to the police report. After being read his rights, he reportedly admitted to fleeing the scene because he was in a state of shock and expressed concern over whether the pedestrian was OK, an officer wrote.

The suspect’s last known address was listed aboard the USS Kidd, a naval vessel stationed in Everett.

One person was in the passenger seat, according to police. The police report doesn’t note any apparent signs of intoxication or if the driver underwent field sobriety tests.

The report is also unclear about whether the person was in the street or a crosswalk at the time of the crash.

A section of Evergreen Way was shut down for about 2½ hours while police investigated.

This was the second hit-and-run death on Evergreen Way since late December.

The suspect was being held in Snohomish County Jail for investigation of a hit-and-run in a fatality.

In court Thursday, prosecutors asked Everett District Court Judge Tam Bui to set bail at $100,000. The judge agreed with the recommendation.

Jonathan Tall: 425-339-3486; jonathan.tall@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @EDHJonTall.

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