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Auburn police investigating 2 fatal hit-and-runs within 1 hour

Two people were struck and killed by drivers in separate incidents in Auburn Thursday night.

AUBURN, Wash. — The Auburn Police Department (APD) is investigating two fatal hit-and-runs that occurred Thursday night.

The first incident took place around 8:40 p.m. on the 4500 block of Auburn Way North. Police said a man was hit by a vehicle on the west side of the street. He died at the scene. APD said the man was reportedly walking in and out of the roadway before he was struck.

The second hit-and-run happened around 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of South Peasley Canyon Road and West Valley Highway South. The APD said the driver of a vehicle hit and killed a woman, 34, on a motorcycle. 

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Police said the driver and suspect vehicle in the second hit-and-run was located Thursday night. The driver was taken into custody and was believed to be intoxicated, according to APD.

An APD spokesperson told KING 5 that the person in custody was not the driver involved in the first hit-and-run on Auburn Way North. 

Multiple lanes were closed while police investigated both incidents Thursday night. 

No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-runs is asked to call the APD tip line at 253-288-7403.

UPDATE: Suspect vehicle located. The driver is now in custody. ————————— 🚨***Press Release/Hit-and-Run***🚨 9/15 The...

Posted by Auburn WA Police Department on Thursday, September 15, 2022

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