Police still searching for driver in fatal hit and run

Investigators are asking the public for information

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a driver who hit a cyclist on Wax Road on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

According to a King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) press release, a 51-year-old man was riding his bike northeast on the east side of Southeast Wax Road around 5:30 p.m. He was struck from behind by an unknown driver.

The driver did not stop and continued northeast on Southeast Wax Road until they turned onto 193 Avenue Southeast, while dragging the cyclist, according to the KCSO press release.

Police found the victim’s bike in the roadway near the corner of 193 Avenue Southeast and 242 Place.

Major Accident Response and Reconstruction investigators are still assessing the scene. The victim was pronounced dead from his injuries while being transferred to Life Flight. KCSO has not named the victim, who is at the county’s medical examiner’s office awaiting further investigation.

Police have little information on the suspected driver but believe they were in a 2000-2002 Chevy Cavalier of an unknown color. The car would have extensive damage in the front.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or KCSO investigators at 206-296-3311.

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