A woman believed to have fatally struck a pedestrian in Kent last weekend has been arrested in Colorado.
The 20-year-old was taken into custody by Glendale police for an unrelated crime, and officials then learned she was wanted for Saturday’s death of D’maine Dugar.
Dugar’s body was found early Saturday after police were called to the 20800 block of 132nd Avenue Southeast to investigate a car that had driven off the road.
At first, detectives believed that car had hit Dugar, 29, who was believed to be walking on the road when he was struck.
When they were unable to find any evidence indicating the car had been involved, they determined a hit-and-run driver was responsible.
The woman’s vehicle was found abandoned nearby and police figured out it was the car that had hit Dugar.
Police said they knew she’d fled Washington state in another vehicle, but were unsure of where she was.
Dugar “was the kindest, sweetest, caring person in the world,” according to a GoFundMe page set up to help pay for his funeral costs.
More than $5,100 had been raised by Wednesday morning.
Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653