UPDATE: Police search after hit-run crash in Fairmount Springs

11:08 PM: Thanks to those who just called/texted about a crash near Fauntleroy/Juneau that has led to a police search. After crashing his vehicle into the construction site at that intersection, we’re told, the driver got out and ran – neighbors asked if he was OK but he apparently just kept running. One witness tells us he appeared to be in his 20s, about 5-10, possibly “Latino or Asian,” with a distinctive clothing detail – wearing a white #23 Nelson Cruz Mariners jersey.

11:37 PM: Just went over for a photo of the crash scene. The driver hasn’t been caught yet, an officer at the scene told us, also saying the car, which went through the fence along Fauntleroy, is not reported as stolen (a semi-common reason for abandoning it after a crash). He confirmed the Nelson Cruz jersey detail, too.

10 Replies to "UPDATE: Police search after hit-run crash in Fairmount Springs"

  • chemist May 4, 2017 (8:46 am)

    Is this an effective way for uninsured drivers to avoid legal consequences of an accident ?   “oh, you saw someone of my rough description wrecked my car, odd, it was stolen earlier today and I hadn’t gotten around to reporting that”

    • WSB May 4, 2017 (9:02 am)

      Generally they’ll check with the registered owner – that would have happened after I went to the scene but I’ll be checking with SPD today to see if the report includes information on that part of the investigation.

  • steve May 4, 2017 (9:19 am)

    maybe he was in shock.

    • NorthofAdmiral May 4, 2017 (10:28 am)

      Agreed…probably in shock after watching the Mariner’s last night. 

      • Alki Resident May 4, 2017 (11:06 am)

        Exactly, that had to have been it.

    • NorthofAdmiral May 4, 2017 (3:22 pm)

      Curious…have the police questioned Mr. Cruz yet?

      I know where you can find him around 7pm this evening.

      • WSB May 4, 2017 (3:25 pm)

        A neighbor told me that later in the night, police seemed to know exactly who they were looking for, so I’m checking on whether they found the suspect.

        • Victorious May 4, 2017 (11:15 pm)

          Any update on an arrest?

          • WSB May 4, 2017 (11:19 pm)

            No case associated with the incident #. Will check with media relations tomorrow if things are quieter for them (they’ve been dealing with shootings and a stabbing elsewhere in the city).

  • James Guest May 4, 2017 (10:08 am)

    most likely DUI 

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