UPDATE: Woman in critical condition after being hit by suspected drunk driver in White Center
(UPDATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON: KCSO says the victim is still alive, in critical condition)
6:39 PM: Thanks for the tips via Twitter. We’re on our way to find out more about the crash that has closed 16th SW north of 107th. According to a tweet from KING TV, a pedestrian was hit and seriously hurt. Avoid the area TFN.
7:08 PM: Sgt. BJ Myers of the King County Sheriff’s Office confirms that a pedestrian was hit and is reported to have been seriously hurt; the driver is in custody for suspected DUI. Sgt. Myers says investigators are likely to be on scene for a few more hours. Driving by on the way to the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council meeting, we noted the closure appears to be from 106th northward now.
7:24 PM: According to Sgt. Myers, the victim is a 50-year-old woman in serious condition. The driver is a 55-year-old woman. And the road’s expected to be closed until about 8:30. Meanwhile, our photographer has just sent photos from the investigation scene, which we’re adding above.
8:57 PM: Just drove through the area – 16th is open again.
KCSO announced this morning that the victim died at the hospital. The driver is now booked for investigation of vehicular assault.
12:16 PM: KCSO now says they had erroneous information. The victim is STILL ALIVE but in critical condition.
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