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Witnesses Still Needed in Fatal Pedestrian Collision on Interstate 5

Former Shorewood student died of injuries sustained after jump from 145th St. overpass

Before 1 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th a female pedestrian, Kelsey Lippincott, 17, of Tukwila, died of her injuries after leaping from the 145th St. overpass into the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 after being struck by multiple vehicles.

At 12:41 a.m. the Washington State Patrol 911 dispatch received reports of a pedestrian standing alone on the side of the NE 145th overpass for southbound Interstate 5 over traffic.

Troopers arrived at the scene to find the 17-year-old former Shorewood with fatal injuries in the center lane of southbound Interstate 5. Witnesses stated the female was struck by passenger cars and a semi truck that continued on. Investigators believe that several vehicles struck her but continued on potentially unaware they had struck a person.

Washington State Patrol detectives continue to search for witnesses and involved parties.  Several vehicles that pulled onto the right shoulder following the pedestrian collision are still unaccounted for.  Among those vehicles being sought are a red pickup truck with matching red canopy and red passenger car with a black male occupant.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Mederios at (425) 401-7719.

Source: State Patrol.

Cassandra Ngo May 18, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Sometimes people disgust me. To think that someone would open their mouths and say things about this girl without even knowing her makes sick. And even if "Gigi" did know the girl. We are losing focus of what is happening here. A beautiful girl is no longer in this world and that is reason enough for ALL of us, friends and/or enemies and even strangers to keep silent. it is the life of a human being that has been lost. Whether, it was intentional or not. The pain someone leaves behind after its departure is what should be honored. Why are we talking whether she deserves sympathy or not? I dont say everybody should feel hurt or sorry for this girl or her family. If you don't know them, it's ok. We're human. All I want to say is please, PLEASE! have some respect. For the life that is lost and for the family. I can only imagine what the Mother is going through. I hope you find the necessary strength to overcome this. And although, she will never be forgotten. I pray one day, the pain becomes bearable.
PAULA SAWYER May 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Gigi how old are you 12? Did you ever stop to think that your talking about someone's child? that there is a mother out there that is grieving and how much more pain you are causing by talking about Kelsey as if no one else is seeing what you are saying? Shame on you for being so eager to place blame instead of being empathetic for her mother!
Melissa louise May 24, 2012 at 02:20 AM
I was with kelsey that night. She looked very depressed. She was dressed in all black. Kelsey was the type of girl who wore bright colors. She also lived with me and my family for 4months.. She had a rough life and all of you saying shes stupid, she wasnt. Shes a very smart girl. She left by choice. She was very depressed. Rest easy babyqirl i miss youu ): i love you kels
Gigi Sinclare May 27, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Well maybe Kelsey wasn't strong enough if she couldn't pull Herself out of that dark place. When I was 14 I almost committed suicide but I thought about the people I would leave behind and how it would affect them, I didn't only think about myself. I thought about my 2 year old sister and how she would grow up not having her oldest sister to help her, I thought about my friend who was abused and how she pulled through it all and I thought about what I had to live for and not die for. That is why I don't feel sympathy for Kelsey and why I don't feel sympathy for myself. I only feel sympathy for those left behind in the aftermath. So I give my sympathy to the Lippincott family.
Gigi Sinclare May 27, 2012 at 06:04 PM
If there is anything else you wish to tell me you can email me. GiGiSinclare@gmail.com

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