Mystery crash by Roxbury Safeway

(WSB photo)

Thanks for the texted tip! We just went over to check out that crash scene on the south side of Roxbury by Safeway. King County Sheriff’s Deputy Bill Kennamer was there and told us they don’t know who’s responsible because the vehicle was empty by the time they arrived. They’re currently trying to determine whether the vehicle was stolen. As our photo shows, it’s being towed, and any traffic effects will be over shortly. The crash damaged a couple of trees that the deputy says might not survive as a result.

20 Replies to "Mystery crash by Roxbury Safeway"

  • David January 30, 2020 (2:02 pm)

    I will give a 50% score to this crash as it did not follow the West Seattle protocol of being completely upside down.

    • WSB January 30, 2020 (2:11 pm)

      Technically not in West Seattle anyway, as it was over the county line, but it’s not really White Center either so that pocket usually gets honorary WS status.

      • D Del Rio January 30, 2020 (2:29 pm)

        Back in the day it used to be called North Shorewood.

        • waikikigirl January 30, 2020 (5:19 pm)

          That’s right, bought a house on 24th and 98th back in 1985 and Real Estate agent called the neighborhood that,     No. Shorewood

          • WSB January 30, 2020 (5:46 pm)

            We hear from folks in North Shorewood often but it seemed to start a little further south. Anyway, we can have neighborhood-boundary fights all day and all night. The only inarguable point here is that it was King County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

      • East Coast Cynic January 30, 2020 (2:35 pm)

        You could say it is South Westwood Village:)

        • neighbor January 30, 2020 (7:29 pm)


      • MikeH January 30, 2020 (4:55 pm)

        County line?  The county line is south of Federal Way if you’re talking about King County.  Think you meant city limits WSB.  

        • WSB January 30, 2020 (4:57 pm)

          County is a reference to where county jurisdiction takes over, in this case the line between Seattle city limits and unincorporated King County, not the line between King County and another county.

    • capone January 30, 2020 (4:15 pm)

      That’s how they roll in unincorporated king county I guess. 

  • Humpty January 30, 2020 (3:38 pm)

    Empty means it was either stolen or the driver was impared.

    • YES2WS January 30, 2020 (8:58 pm)

      “Empty means it was either stolen or the driver was impaired.”@humpty. Except when it doesn’t. I’ve had students who have run due to lack of experience and fear. 

  • Rick January 30, 2020 (4:23 pm)

    Yeah, my girlfriend is just kinda pregnant.

    • WSB January 30, 2020 (4:46 pm)


  • Nick January 30, 2020 (10:23 pm)

    I saw the accident happen and a 45 year old guy fled quite fast he got out of the upturned truck in 10 seconds, smart guy  , beat the cops buy three minutes.

  • FlippedCarBoard January 31, 2020 (12:07 am)

    Noted but keeping the streak going since this was an unincorporated King County jurisdiction accident. Chime in on Twitter if you feel otherwise.

  • RickB January 31, 2020 (3:35 pm)

    A lot of jokes here but this definitely gives me a nervous feeling–I walk that stretch of sidewalk a few times a week to get to Safeway. I’m not the only one either, a lot of older people and families with kids too. I’m not naive enough to think that my blog comment will get people to drive better but it is a reminder to me to watch my a** when I’m walking near traffic…

    • gd January 31, 2020 (8:05 pm)

      It can happen anywhere unfortunately but that was the first thing that came to mind it’s a wonder no one was hurt with so many people walking around there. 

  • 1994 January 31, 2020 (5:02 pm)

    maybe one of those recurring potholes caused the driver to  lose control?

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