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Female driver turns self in, truck towed in hit-and-run death of Kenmore man | Update

Kenmore resident Joseph Humphreys was hit by a truck early Monday morning and killed. - Matt Phelps, Bothell Reporter
Kenmore resident Joseph Humphreys was hit by a truck early Monday morning and killed.
— image credit: Matt Phelps, Bothell Reporter

The King County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a 24-year-old Kenmore woman turned herself in to police Monday afternoon in the hit-and-run death of a Kenmore man.

Kenmore resident Joseph Humphreys was wearing a gray hoodie and blue jeans when he was found dead early Monday morning near the Kenmore intersection of Northeast 185th and 62nd Avenue Northeast. The suspect will face felony hit-and-run charges in her first court appearance tomorrow.

A woman walking her dog found Humphreys' body at about 1:30 a.m., according to the King County Sherrif's Office.

"Trauma to the victim’s body was consistent with being hit by a vehicle and detectives said debris left at the scene included part of a headlight that likely came from a 2003-2004, Ford F150," said King County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Cindi West.

The truck was towed from the 18700 block of Kenlake Place in Kenmore, three blocks from the scene of the accident, earlier today.

Authorities believe that Humphreys, 31, was struck by the front passenger side of the truck. Pieces of a broken headlight and rear-view mirror were found at the scene by detectives, leading them to the make and model of the suspect's vehicle.

West released a Tweet around 3:30 p.m. today saying that detectives had found the truck.

A memorial was set up at the scene of the accident with a photo of Humphreys and a growing collection of flowers.

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