CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Help find vehicle in deadly hit-run; victim identified

11:29 AM: That’s the vehicle whose driver hit and killed an 81-year-old man at 15th/Roxbury on Monday night, as previously reported here., according to the King County Sheriff’s Office, which just released the photo with this request for help:

Case#: C24013796

On Monday, April 22nd, just after 10:00 PM, the King County Sheriff’s Office received 911 calls reporting a hit and run just south of the intersection of SW Roxbury Street and 15th Ave SW in unincorporated White Center.

On arrival, deputies located the victim, an adult male in his 80s. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center, where he later was pronounced deceased.

KCSO’s Major Accident Response & Reconstruction (MARR) detectives are asking for the community’s help in locating the fleeing vehicle. The suspected vehicle (picture attached) is described as a silver, 2007-2016 Jeep Compass with front-end damage to the grill and hood.

If you have any information about the incident or were in the area and may have dash camera footage, call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit, or use the P3 Tip App. Tips are anonymous.

4:12 PM: The King County Medical Examiner’s Office released the victim’s name this afternoon: Thomas J. Garrett.

8 Replies to "CRIME WATCH FOLLOWUP: Help find vehicle in deadly hit-run; victim identified"

  • Kbro April 24, 2024 (12:05 pm)

    I’m guessing this has been considered, but it’s not the vehicle that was abandoned in the water? 

    • WSB April 24, 2024 (12:58 pm)

      The vehicle has been on the beach since early Friday, three days before this incident.

  • Alki resident April 24, 2024 (3:38 pm)

    Turn yourself in. You know what you did. 

  • Admiral-2009 April 24, 2024 (10:09 pm)

    I hope they catch the perp quickly.  The photo of the vehicle should help and I would not be surprised if they can get a decent picture of the person driving it.  Also the license plate # number hopefully can be obtained.

    • wsresident April 25, 2024 (10:45 pm)

      It’s 99% chance a stolen vehicle. What a sad, sad existence for someone to run over an elderly person and leave the scene. 

  • ACG April 25, 2024 (6:06 am)

    My condolences to Mr. Garrett’s family and friends. I’m so sorry for your loss. 

  • Jessica Fletcher April 25, 2024 (4:05 pm)

    This looks like it is coming off a WS Ferry. Can’t they pull the photo time stamp and correlate to the tickets sold for the crossing?!

  • 007 April 26, 2024 (11:08 am)

    Can’t they pull the info from the WS Ferry Boat this car is exiting from??

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