Police seeking witnesses to hit-and-run crash that killed Lynnwood woman

Taylor Druliner

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run collision last month that resulted in the death of 30-year-old Lynnwood resident Taylor Druliner.

Druliner died March 30 from injuries sustained in the March 19 collision on Highway 99 just south of 148th Street Southwest. Washington State Patrol detectives are looking for witnesses or anyone with information to aid their investigation.

According to Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Kelsey Harding, Druliner was attempting to cross Highway 99 just before 9 p.m. March 19 when she was struck by an unknown driver. Heading southbound, the driver fled the scene, leaving the severely injured Druliner just south of the Highway 99/148th Street intersection. She was transferred to Harborview Medical Center and died 11 days later. 

Druliner’s mother, Carol McKinnon, announced Druliner’s death on social media and said that her daughter would live on through her gift of donated organs. McKinnon urged community members to share the story in hopes of catching the assailant. 

The fleeing vehicle, as captured by a nearby security camera. (Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol)

Security footage from a business nearby shows the car involved: What appears to be a dark sedan, possibly a Toyota Corolla. Detectives are asking witnesses to the collision or anyone with information on the fleeing vehicle to call Detective Dan Comnick at 360-654-1144 or email Daniel.comnick@wsp.wa.gov

  1. “The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a hit-and-run driver that killed 30-year-old Lynnwood resident Taylor Druliner.”

    Fixed it!

    1. Passive voice shields and shifts responsibility.
      Active voice, stating a “driver”, is descriptive and accurate thus placing liability where it belongs.

  2. Fixed what? It was a hit and run collision with a pedestrian that resulted in said pedestrian’s death just as the patrol stated. Obviously if there was a car there had to be a driver that so far is liable for the crime of failing to stop at the scene of an accident he/she was involved in. That’s why the patrol wants witnesses to try to determine exactly what happened and why as well as finding the person of interest. There are numerous further liability questions that are unanswered by anything in this article. Was the pedestrian in a recognized crosswalk or was she jaywalking thru traffic? Was the driver under the influence of something or did he/she simply panic and run. Did the driver swerve to try to hit or scare her or did he make some sort of attempt to avoid hitting her? The “driver” could be guilty of anything between stupidity and negligence to motor vehicle homicide or even murder, if he knew her. Let’s let the cops be the cops and the judges be the judge.

  3. I found a car that matches the one in the photo. There is a half-repaired passenger side front fender and missing headlight. Sent the photo’s to the WSP.

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