Pickup hit cyclist, fled scene Saturday

If you have any information on the identity of the passenger, please call 206-296-3311.

A submitted photo of the bike

A submitted photo of the bike

UPDATES: The cyclist, 51-year-old Alex Hayden, died from his injuries Tuesday. A GoFundMe fundraising page has been set up to for his family, and as of Wednesday, July 18, they have raised $42,130 of their $75,000 goal.

At about 12:25 pm on Sunday, July 15, a 50-year-old suspect was waiting at the Seattle Police South Precinct to turn herself in for Saturday’s hit and run.

The woman was taken into custody, interviewed, and booked into King County Jail for investigation of Vehicular Assault.

Initial reports had indicated to press that the vehicle was occupied by two black men, according to the follow-up press release. The passenger of the vehicle is still unidentified, and anyone with information is still urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.

The truck was in the parking lot of an apartment complex on the 3400 block of South 176 Street in SeaTac. The pickup was impounded and brought to a secure location pending a search warrant.

ORIGINAL STORY: A cyclist was hit by a pickup truck on Rainier Avenue South on July 14.

The truck has been located, according to a recent tweet from the King County Sheriff’s Office Media Relations officer. A woman turned herself into police and was booked into King County Jail.

More information is to be released soon, according to the tweet. This story will be updated as new information is received.

At around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, a man estimated to be 50 years old was riding his bike in the designated bike lane when he was hit from behind and thrown off.

He suffered serious injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center. His condition is currently unknown.

The pickup truck is described as a red, early to mid 1980s GMC or Chevrolet pickup, with a white stripe. It also features a homemade wooden structure on the truck bed.

The truck had the bike lodged into the front bumper until the suspect turned onto South Lakeridge Drive where the bike dislodged as they fled the scene.

The cyclist was obeying all traffic laws and wearing his helmet, according to law enforcement.

Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Response & Reconstruction Unit requested the public’s help to identify the driver and passenger of the suspect vehicle, according to a press release from the weekend.

Callers can remain anonymous. If you have any information on the identity of the suspects, please call 206-296-3311 or 911.


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