BOTHELL — Two people who were killed in a hit-and-run Friday near Bothell have been identified.
Carson M. Cox, 32, of Lynnwood and Sarah L. Foxheath, 39, of Marysville died at the scene, according to the Washington State Patrol. It is not clear if they knew each other.
A jogger found the bodies in a ditch around 10:30 a.m. Friday, along Highway 524 near Nellis Road.
A Bothell man, 27, was arrested Friday afternoon and booked into the Snohomish County Jail. He was arrested for investigation of two counts of fatal hit and run. An investigation is ongoing.
The suspect reportedly told troopers he used marijuana around 1 that morning. He also allegedly admitted to smoking methamphetamine two days prior. Troopers found a pipe typically used to smoke the drug in his pocket, according to court papers.
The suspect lives north of Thrasher’s Corner, court records show. He was headed to work in Lynnwood around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
“It appeared as though a vehicle traveling westbound on State Route 524 had struck the individuals, causing them to be launched into the brush down the embankment,” court papers say.
The bodies were several yards from each other. Debris was reportedly scattered on the road, including a silver fender and part of a head light.
On his way home from work around 1 p.m., the suspect stopped for gas at a 7-Eleven on Filbert Road, about a mile west of the crash scene.
At the same time, a trooper was inside searching for video footage related to the incident. He went outside to talk with the suspect.
The windshield of the silver Chevy Malibu was caved in and there was damage to the right side of the car. The trooper found small red droplets, as well as blue streaks “consistent with blue jeans rubbing against the hood,” according to a report.
The suspect allegedly told troopers he believed he struck a garbage can.
“He looked back and didn’t see anything, he stated it was dark,” the trooper wrote.
A detective held the fender up to a missing piece of the suspect’s vehicle. It matched perfectly, the trooper wrote.
When the detective told the suspect he had struck two people, he “became increasingly upset and began crying,” a report says. “He was visibly shaking and he began fidgeting his fingers.”
He is being held at the Snohomish County Jail. His bail has been set at $500,000, according to an online inmate database.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner is expected to determine cause of death for both victims.
Stephanie Davey: 425-339-3192; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @stephrdavey.