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Snohomish County Sheriff's Office investigates fatal Martha Lake area vehicle vs pedestrian collision

Very early on Tuesday morning, August 3, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a fatal collision involving a vehicle and two pedestrians southwest of Martha Lake. They found two young males with life-threatening injuries. Both were transported to area hospitals, but one later died.

By Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, August 3, 2021.

Around 1:40 am on Tuesday morning, Sheriff’s Office deputies and the Collision Investigation Unit (CIU) responded to a fatal collision involving a vehicle and two pedestrians near the 16900 block of 13th Avenue W southwest of Martha Lake.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found the victims, who were two 20-year-old males with life-threatening injuries.

One victim was transported by aid to Providence Regional Medical Center and one victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The 20-year-old victim who was transported to Providence later died at the hospital.

The driver of the vehicle, a 64-year-old woman, remained at the scene and was cooperative with detectives.

CIU detectives are actively investigating the cause of the collision, but believe a group of five young adults were riding bicycles, scooters, and skateboards on 13th Avenue W when the two victims were struck by a southbound pickup truck.

Detectives believe the victims were riding in the lane of travel when the crash occurred.

The road was closed for several hours overnight while detectives investigated the crash.

Positive identification of the decedent, as well as cause and manner of death, will be determined by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner. 

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