Everett woman who died in crash south of Everett identified

Tigist Abay, 50, was on her way to work Oct. 5 when she was injured near 128th Street.

EVERETT — A woman who died after a car crash just south of Everett earlier this month has been identified.

Tigist Abay, 50, of Everett, was injured in a multiple car and pedestrian crash around 6:30 a.m. Oct. 5 near the 1000 block of 128th Street SW. She was on her way to work.

Abay was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, where she died of her injuries three days later, according to an obituary written for an online fundraiser asking for help with the woman’s hospital and memorial service costs.

The Everett woman was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, according to the obituary. She immigrated in 2001 to the United States with her husband and two children.

Abay had recently become a licensed practical nurse and was working to become a registered nurse, the family wrote.

The cause and manner of Abay’s death was still under investigation Tuesday afternoon, the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office announced in a news release.

Abay is survived by her husband, three daughters and six siblings.

“Her spirit was bright,” her family wrote. “Her faith and angelic character was recognized and greatly appreciated by her family and community.”

Ellen Dennis: 425-339-3486; edennis@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @reporterellen

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