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Man dies after possible hit-and-run on SR 99

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SEATTLE — Police are investigating after a 54-year-old man was found seriously injured Tuesday morning in the northbound lane of State Route 99. The man later died.

The King County Sheriff’s Office said the man was found in the northbound lane of Aurora Avenue North near the intersection of North 170th Street. Deputies suspect the man was hit by a vehicle, and the vehicle took off. However, no one was there to witness the crash, deputies said.

The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Officers said one lane of northbound Aurora Avenue was closed for a short time.

Fire crews and the King County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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3 comments

  • Jamie Goulet

    This was my Father John Goulet who was incredibly ill from decades of drug abuse he had heart surgery Monday and had no options other than walking to get to the methadone clinic for his dose he has nobody but me and I live in CA. And I barely make enough to survive i m here alone no family here hes my dad an now hes gone.

  • Bobbi

    i am not sure if this is the same john but I knew a family in the 80’s who lived in west seattle: John, Don, Renee, Ginette and Robert. Is the same family?