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Pedestrian killed in Federal Way hit-and-run identified

The suspect driver fled the scene on Sept. 22.

A 70-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run on Sept. 22 night in Federal Way, according to police.

Augustine Martinez, 70, was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s on Sept. 24. His cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries and his death was ruled as an accident.

Martinez leaves behind his son, his daughter-in-law and five grandchildren, according to a GoFundMe fundraiser for Martinez.

“Augustine’s hard and humble life did not allow for him to leave behind finances to cover such an unexpected event,” the GoFundMe page reads. So far, $3,710 has been raised of a $15,000 goal.

At about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, officers responded to reports of a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision in the 2500 block of S. 288th Street, according to Cmdr. Kurt Schwan of Federal Way Police.

The involved vehicle did not stop and fled the area, Schwan said. When officers arrived, they found a man with multiple injuries as a result of the collision.

Officers provided aid until medics and fire personnel arrived. The man died at the scene.

Schwan said there is no suspect information. Police believe the man was not using a crosswalk at the time of the collision.

Federal Way’s Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating.

Anyone with information about incident should contact the Federal Way Police Department at 253-835-2121.


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