Burlington, WA – First Responders from the City of Burlington Fire Department, Troopers from the Washington State Patrol and Officers from the Burlington Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash in the 900 block of S. Burlington Boulevard around 5:02 p.m. on December 18th, 2019.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, a 54-year old Burlington man was traveling Northbound on South Burlington Boulevard in a green 2011 Ford F-250 Pickup when a 62-year old Mount Vernon woman crossed Burlington Boulevard from East to West in front of his pickup. The driver was unable to stop and struck the woman. Both the truck and the woman came to rest in lane two. Life Saving efforts including CPR were performed on the woman but she died at the scene as a result of her injuries. Troopers have not identified her, pending Next of kin notification.
The driver of the pickup was not injured in the crash. Peter’s Towing impounded the truck for safe keeping. The cause of the crash was listed as “Jay Walking.” Burlington Boulevard was closed in the area for several hours while detectives investigated the crash and traffic was rerouted onto side streets. It has since reopened to normal traffic.
Reference Police Case number 19-027158
CORRECTION: Please note, this article was updated on 12/19/19 to update the driver of the truck information. Originally the WSP had provided the information as being a 38-year old Sedro-Woolley man, however he was the registered owner of the truck, not the driver. 12:14 a.m.