Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Arrested in Everett

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Everett, WA – Detectives with the Everett Traffic Safety Unit arrested a suspect in a fatal hit and run collision that killed a female pedestrian  in Everett, Washington on September 8th, 2018.

According to a press memo from the Everett Police Department, around 8:00 p.m. on September 8th, 2018, Everett Officers were dispatched to the 9700 block of 19th Avenue SE for reports of a  hit and run collision. Responding Officers found an adult female had been struck and killed by a vehicle that did not remain on scene.

Detectives believed the female, in her late 50’s, was crossing 19th Avenue SE in an Eastbound direction when she was struck by a Northbound Vehicle, likely to be a red SUV with damage to the front end.

During the Course of their investigation, Detectives following up on tips, contacted a male suspect in the 7-11 Parking lot in the 17000 block of Smokey Point Boulevard in Arlington.  The male was in possession of a vehicle that fit the description of the suspect’s vehicle from the fatal hit and run collision.

The male was arrested on probable cause for the fatal hit and run and booked into the Snohomish County Jail for Felony hit and run.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office  identified the female pedestrian as 59-year old Tracy A. Gjernes of Everett, WA. The Cause of Death was listed as  blunt trauma and the Manner of Death was determined to be Homicide.

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