Suspect arrested in Everett hit-and-run crash that killed mother

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EVERETT, Wash. -- A suspect was arrested late Monday in the Everett hit-and-run crash that killed a mother, according to the Everett Police Department.

Heidi K. Allen, 37, was struck by a vehicle and left on the road near Grand Avenue in late May. The crash severely injured her, and she was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

The driver fled the scene and police had been trying to find for the suspect ever since. Court documents show the suspect was driving a maroon Ford Fusion told detectives he thought he ran over some trash in the road.

The suspect lives about a block from where Allen was hit. He said he saw all of the police but said his mom told him not to bother the officers.

Upon continuing further questioning, he gave conflicting statements about where he went that evening.  He said he hard a loud thump when he ran over the object in the road.  We are not naming him until he is formally charged with a crime.

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Allen’s family held a vigil for her over the weekend, and her husband remembered her as someone who touched many lives.

"So many people loved her,” Allen’s husband Jon Breckheimer said. “She made friends very easily, so there’s an enormous amount of friends behind her."

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