FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 2, 2012
CONTACT: Shari Ireton, Director of Communications
425-388-3377, Breaking News Pager: 425-339-5700
Detectives arrested a 53 year-old Arlington man in connection with the injured woman who was found on the Mtn. Loop Highway near 119th St NE last night. The man admitted to detectives that he and the woman were arguing and she wanted to get out of his vehicle. She jumped from the vehicle while it was still moving. The suspect allegedly drove over the victim accidentally, and fled the scene. A cell phone found at the scene led detectives to the identity of both the suspect and victim.
The victim is a 58 year-old Arlington woman who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. The suspect was arrested this morning for felony hit and run.