The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of the woman who was struck and killed by an SUV while crossing the street at 4th and Bell Street Tuesday, May 20. She is Lexie J. Hess, 73, of Edmonds.
The cause of death was “blunt force injuries of the head and torso,” the Medical Examiner’s office said.
According to Edmonds police, Hess was crossing 4th Ave North, eastbound on Bell Street, when she was struck by a late model SUV driven by a 36-year-old Edmonds woman. The driver, who had been initiating a left turn onto 4th Ave North, stopped immediately and called 911, police said.
At the time of the accident, police said there was no indication that drugs and/or alcohol were a factor in this collision
Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Marsh said the investigation is continuing and “it will be some time” before it is completed.