Investigators ask that witnesses to Tukwila girl's death on I-5 step forward

Investigators with the Washington State Patrol are asking that witnesses contact them if they saw a 17-year-old Tukwila girl jump to her death from an Interstate 5 overpass in north Seattle early Saturday morning.

At about 12:45 a.m., 911 dispatchers received reports of a pedestrian standing alone on the side of the Northeast 145th Street overpass over the southbound lanes of Interstate 5, according to a state patrol press release.

The girl was hit by passenger cars and a semi-truck; none of the vehicles stopped, according to the patrol.

Investigators believe that several vehicles struck the girl but continued on, potentially unaware they had struck a person, according to the release.

Several vehicles that pulled onto the right shoulder following the pedestrian collision are still unaccounted for, according to the release.  Among those vehicles is a red pickup truck with matching red canopy and red passenger car with a black male occupant. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mederios at 425- 401-7719.


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