A man driving a pickup truck in Everett struck and killed a man biking Thursday evening around 6:30 p.m.
The identity of the man killed has not yet been released. Our deepest condolences to his friends and family.
Few details have been released about how the collision at 126th Street SE and 19th Ave SE (AKA the Bothell Everett Highway SR 527) occurred.
The Everett man driving the pickup fled the scene, but witnesses led police to his location near Silver Lake. He was captured and transported to the hospital. Everett Police said in a statement Thursday evening that they expected to book him in Snohomish County Jail for investigation of Vehicular Homicide.
It is not yet known if drugs or alcohol were factors. 19th Ave SE is a wide five-lane street with skinny painted bike lanes. It is a major north-south bike route.
More details from Everett Police:
Everett’s Traffic Safety detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run collision involving a bicyclist.
At approximately 6:30pm on November 19, 2015, officers responded to a reported collision between a car and a bicycle in the 12600 block of 19th Ave SE. Arriving officers found an adult male had been struck by a vehicle which then fled. Due to his injuries, the male died at the scene.
Witnesses provided information that led officers to arrest an adult male believed to be the driver of involved vehicle at 112th St and Silver Lake Rd. He was taken to Providence Medical Center Everett and is expected to be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for vehicular homicide. The male is from Everett but will not be identified until after he is booked. His pickup truck was impounded pending further investigation and it is not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office took custody of the deceased to determine cause and manner of death and established identity.
19th Ave SE was closed for the investigation until 9:55pm but is now open to all traffic.
As the investigation is ongoing, no updates are expected at this time.