A 71-year-old east Aberdeen woman died late this morning at the Grays Harbor Community Hospital following a motor vehicle collision. Grays Harbor Coroner Robert G. Kegel identified the woman as Jeri R. Stiles of Aberdeen. Just after 7:30 AM this morning Aberdeen Police officers and the Aberdeen Fire Department responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a pickup truck at the intersection of E. First St. and N. G St. The pickup reportedly left the scene eastbound on First St.
Emergency responders arrived on scene moments later to find Stiles laying on E. First St. just east of the crossway near the center of the roadway. Collision investigators and members of the FARO imaging team (including a GHSO deputy Sheriff) responded to assist with the investigation. Witnesses have begun to come forward and assist investigators with piecing together the details. The roadways remained blocked until just before 11:30 AM.
Information developed Tuesday afternoon brought Aberdeen Police detectives to a Hoquiam address Tuesday night where the suspect (a 23-year old Hoquiam man) was taken into custody minutes after midnight. The vehicle has been seized and brought to the Aberdeen Police station for a search warrant.
APD said in a press release, “Thank you to everybody who has reached out with helpful information.”
The investigation is ongoing.