Suspect sought in fatal hit and run near Maple Valley

53-year-old jogger found dead along roadway

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

The King County Sheriff’s Office is looking for suspects in a fatal hit and run that occurred Sunday, July 18 near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley. A 53-year-old man jogging along the road was killed. COURTESY PHOTO, King County Sheriff’s Office

The King County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in a hit and run case that killed a 53-year-old man jogging in Maple Valley on Sunday morning, July 18.

Deputies responded at about 10:55 a.m. near the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Street near Maple Valley in unincorporated King County after a man was found dead near the roadside, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

The man was an avid runner and is believed to have been struck as he neared the end of a 15-mile Sunday run. A preliminary investigation indicates he was likely hit by a vehicle that fled the scene leaving little evidence behind.

The case has left a Maple Valley family without their husband, father and son.

As of Monday afternoon, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not identified the man.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency line 206-296-3311 and reference case C21022337.

Anonymous tips may be shared with Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound via P3Tips.com or using the P3Tips app on your mobile device.




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