Earlier this week, I blogged about a fatal hit-and-run accident that took the life of 27-year-old Auburn woman. Sheena Watchman was found lying in the street in the 1200 block of Auburn Way South after apparently being struck by a vehicle. The accident occurred around 9:30 pm on Christmas Day, December 25th. According to the medical examiner, Watchmen died from severe trauma to her head and body.
After the Auburn hit and run accident all local news venues reported the incident asking for any information witnesses could provide about the accident, and the frantic search for the driver responsible began. Tuesday, December 28th an 18-year-old girl and her mother told police that they may have been the one to hit the woman and allowed forensic tests to be taken on the truck believed to be responsible for the incident.
The 18-year-old girl was driving home on Christmas night, upon arrival she told her mother she believed she struck a garbage can or some other debris in the road. After hearing of the fatal hit and run the two contacted police and brought the vehicle in.
The forensic test showed that the car was indeed involved in the accident and the damage is consistent with the injuries Watchman sustained. According to witnesses, Watchman was dressed in black, lying in the road and several drivers reported having to swerve around an object in the road.
The medical examiner has conducted a toxicology test on Watchmen to see if drugs or alcohol could have been a factor in the accident- results will not be ready for a few weeks.