State Patrol seeks witnesses to Dec. 18 hit-and-run pedestrian death in Kent

Woman killed waiting to cross street near Highway 167

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run fatality collision on Dec. 18 in Kent at a crosswalk on 84th Avenue South near Highway 167.

Long Wells, 46, of Renton, died at the scene of the 5 a.m. incident. She was standing at the intersection of 84th Avenue South and the southbound ramp to Highway 167. Detectives believe Wells, wearing dark clothing and a bright blue backpack, was standing at the west edge of the crosswalk waiting to cross the street when she was struck by an unknown vehicle, according to a State Patrol media release on Tuesday.

With no leads in the case, detectives want to talk to any witnesses of the collision or anyone who may have seen Wells the morning of the collision.

Contact Detective Todd Early at or 425-401-7747 with information.

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