Apparent hit-and-run death investigated in Tulalip

A Marysville woman was hit and killed early Wednesday morning by an apparent hit-and-run driver. There was no information for Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives about the vehicle involved in the death. They spent several hours at the scene after the pedestrian accident, collecting evidence and taking measurements along the road.

A gas can was recovered at the scene by detectives. They also found a motorcycle that was parked south of the scene, on the west side of 34th Avenue NE. Snohomish County sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said that it’s unclear if the motorcycle is connected to the incident. Investigators are asking for the public’s help to locate the driver or in providing details about the hit-and-run accident.

The 56 year old woman was found about 6:40 a.m. by a man driving southbound on I-5, Hover said. The woman was lying in a grassy area near a barbed wire fence between 34th Avenue NE and the freeway. Hover also said that the woman had died at the scene.

Detectives think that when struck, the woman was walking north on 34th Avenue NE near the east shoulder of the road, with her back to traffic. Paralleling the freeway, the road has no sidewalks. The speed limit is 50 mph along that stretch.

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