Firefighters from King County Fire District #2 treated a female victim for “heavy trauma” sustained from a possible hit-and-run incident on Ambaum Blvd. S. near S. 174th Street (map below) in south Burien on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023.

Upon the arrival of Burien Police and King County Fire District #2 at around 2 p.m., the victim was located on the side of the road.

The fire department tried to revive the woman; however, life-saving measures did not work and she was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Police suspect that a vehicle struck the unidentified white female, who is approximately 60-years-old.

A witness reported seeing a possibly white SUV after hearing the collision.

Police said that debris left at the scene is from a 1999-2002 GMC/Chevrolet Suburban.

UPDATE Sept. 5, 2023, 2 p.m.: The victim has been identified, but the suspect and suspect vehicle are still outstanding. As soon as get the identity from the King County Medical Examiner’s Office, we’ll do an updated story.

King County Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene to conduct a preliminary investigation. 

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to take the victim and an autopsy is pending. 

This case is currently active and open, and police are seeking information.

The King County Sheriff’s Department asks that anyone with information to help identify the victim or suspect vehicle in the case call 206-296-3311 to leave the information.

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2 replies on “Woman dies after being found with ‘heavy trauma’ from possible hit-and-run in Burien Saturday”

  1. rip. there’s no sidewalk on the north side of that section of road. I get nervous when i have to ride my bike on it because cars come down that hill fast.

  2. This happened right near the entrance to where I live. I came home from work to numerous cops and that white tent sitting there on the side of the road. I feel so very, very sad for the woman who lost her life while out on a beautiful sunny day. I quit taking my walks in this area because it felt stressful and not at all enjoyable. Even if there were sidewalks there I doubt that would make it any safer. You could still get hit with all those people who drive while busy on their phones or just “asleep” at the wheel.

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