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Man in his 70s hit, killed by driver in Federal Way

The suspect driver fled the scene on Sept. 22 after hitting pedestrian

A man in his 70s was killed in a hit-and-run on Wednesday night, Sept. 22 in Federal Way.

At about 7:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 2500 block of South 288th Street, near Military Road South, according to Federal Way Police Cmdr. Kurt Schwan.

The involved vehicle did not stop and fled the area, Schwan said. When officers arrived, they found a man suffering from multiple injuries as a result of the collision. Officers provided aid until medics and fire personnel arrived. The man died at the scene.

Schwan said there is no suspect information. Police believe the man was not using a crosswalk at the time of the collision.

Federal Way’s Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision.

Anyone with information about incident should contact the Federal Way Police Department at 253-835-2121.


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