CRIME: Man charged in stolen-car crash that killed North Highline woman

One week ago tonight, 64-year-old North Highline resident Dory Larsen was killed in Burien when a man driving a stolen car ran a red light and hit her. The driver who killed her, 25-year-old Mohamed Tayib, is now charged with three felonies – vehicular homicide, hit and run, and reckless driving. Charging documents say a Burien Police officer was trying to pull Tayib over when he ran the red light and hit Ms. Larsen’s car; Tayib caught the officer’s attention with screeching tires and running a red light at 4th Avenue South and 128th, continuing eastward. The officer activated his lights and, prosecutors say, was behind Tayib when he ran the 1st/128th light, his stolen Subaru Outback smashing into Ms. Larsen’s Ford Fiesta as she drove northbound on 128th. A third car was hit before Tayib pulled into a nearby gas station, where he and another man got out of the car and tried to walk away; a bystander stopped them until the officer caught up. Dispatch subsequently confirmed the Subaru had been stolen in Seattle the day before. Ms. Larsen died at the scene; no one else was seriously hurt. Tayib was booked into jail and remains there, bail set at half a million dollars. Earlier this year, he served time for a five-count conviction including residential burglary and two counts of car prowling; the charging documents say his record also includes assault, theft, hit-and-run, DUI, and speeding


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16 Responses to “CRIME: Man charged in stolen-car crash that killed North Highline woman”

  1. Condolences to Ms. Larsen’s family and friends.

  2. Bill Larsen Says:

    Hi all. This was my wife that was killed. If anyone knows of any eyewitnesses, please get in touch with me. There were reports of a man and possibly a woman at the scene helping my wife and another victim. If anyone knows these people, please have them email me at blarsen24@yahoo.com. It would be very much appreciated.

  3. Teresa Newman Says:

    Bill and the Larsen family, I worked with Dory at TSA and when I found out, I was heartbroken! I pray that God will help ease some of your suffering and heartache. She is and was loved deeply by all of her friends and co-workers at Sea-Tac.

  4. Hey Theresa I’m still here in Houston. Making more than working for TSA.

  5. Bill your wife will be missed. I worked with her when I worked TSA at SeaTac

  6. Sharon Thorbeck Says:

    Bill: I worked with Dory for years. She is one of my favorite people and I am heartbroken. We used to go to dinner together often. I have her books and calendar’s.
    This is so hard to believe. I am retired now and just lost my husband to cancer. Please know how much I care and share your loss.

  7. Hi Sharon hope you are doing well

  8. Irae pagofie Says:

    My deepest condolences Bill I’ve worked with Dory at the port of Seattle for about 4 years she’s become one of my dearest friend
    We will miss her beautiful spirit at work. Keeping you and your boys in our prayers for peace and comfort. RIL Dory❤️

  9. Phil Hammond Says:

    Bill, my condolences to you and yours. I, like Sharon, have worked closely with Dory since 2002. She has always been a model employee and even better individual. Reading the article, this habitual criminal is a complete waste of life who took an innocent life. The grief must be unbearable. RIP Dory.

    @ Sharon, So sorry to hear about Richard. You both were two folks who I highly respected. RIP Richard.

  10. Dorie Nussbaum Says:

    Very sorry to hear my namesake passed away senselessly! I did not know her. What a horrible accident?
    RIP
    Dory

  11. Mary "Lou" Gutierrez Says:

    Sending my deepest condolences Bill, to you & your boys. I am one of her friend/co-worker at Port of Seattle. Every time I cook SINIGANG Salmon Belly, I never missed her share. But on that Thursday, I did not bring her sinigang, for the first time in years, I was so excited to ask her if she still want me to bring some for her, only to find out that she died the night before my Monday. We will surely miss her.

  12. Freeman Tyler Says:

    I worked with Dory at TSA and the Port she was a wonderful human being always kind insightful with a gentle spirit. Her talent with a camera was outstanding. This is so sad I will truly miss her

  13. Caleb Hudson Says:

    Condolences to her Family I worked with Dory at TSA she was one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known My soul hurts over this.

  14. James & Julieann Donohue Says:

    Dear Larsen Family, we are so sorry for your loss.
    This is heartbreaking . We knew Dory from Holy Family and had the opportunity to see her regularly at TSA. Always a smile on her face and always available to brighten anyones days. We are thinking of your family. Dory made a difference in the lives of so many

  15. Natalie Bautista Says:

    Sincere condolences to the Larsen family. I worked with Dory at aviation security for Port Of Seattle. Her love for travel and living life to the fullest truly inspired all of us especially me. Will miss the beautiful pictures she shared with us and the world. I told Dory that one day my fiancé and I will travel and see the Aurora Borealis, and when we do I will truly be thinking of her. May she rest peacefully in Heaven.

  16. Corrections Please Says:

    There are directional errors in this article: 1st Ave S is WEST of 4th ave S – it is impossible to travel eastward to 1st Ave S from 4th Ave S -perhaps this should have been reported as the Suspect running a red light at 128th and 4th Ave SW? Additionally, you cannot drive Northbound on 128th – this is a Street (not an Avenue) and Streets run East-West (not North-South.

    Hopefully just an oversight in the writing of this article and NOT King Co Sheriff’s reporting incorrect info. (If so, this is problematic.)

    “Charging documents say a Burien Police officer was trying to pull Tayib over when he ran the red light and hit Ms. Larsen’s car; Tayib caught the officer’s attention with screeching tires and running a red light at 4th Avenue South and 128th, continuing eastward. The officer activated his lights and, prosecutors say, was behind Tayib when he ran the 1st/128th light, his stolen Subaru Outback smashing into Ms. Larsen’s Ford Fiesta as she drove northbound on 128th.”