Pedestrian Killed in Redmond Way Crash Witnessed by Off-Duty Officer

Redmond Way was closed for approximately five hours overnight as police investigated the crash.

Update, 4:20 p.m. May 18: The pedestrian who was killed in Thursday's collision has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner as 83-year-old Eleuther Veevaert.


A pedestrian was killed Thursday evening in southeast Redmond after being struck by a vehicle on Redmond Way at about 10 p.m.

The victim, who died instantly, was a male whose name and age have not been released by police.

He was struck by a passenger car driven by an unidentified 26-year-old. Investigators do not believe the driver committed any traffic infractions or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, according to a news release from the .

The collision happened about 600 feet east of 180th Avenue Northeast. Officer Todd Bowman, who was off-duty and getting gas at a nearby , witnessed a car traveling westbound on Redmond Way brake hard to attempt to avoid a person who was standing or walking across the road "in lanes clearly marked for vehicle traffic" and not near a cross-walk, the release stated.

Lt. Tim Gately of the Redmond Police Department said the closest crosswalk to the victim was at 180th Avenue Northeast.

“We believe he started at the Shell gas station," Gately said. "It looked like he was walking from the south side of the road to the north side of the roadway.”

The roadway varies between five and six lanes in that general vicinity, with at least two lanes of vehicle traffic in each direction and a center turn lane in most locations.

“It’s a wide road,” Gately said.

After the car struck the pedestrian, Bowman used his cell phone to call for help and ran to try to assist the victim, who was lying in the roadway. Bowman could not locate a pulse, the release stated, and determined first aid could not be administered due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

The driver has been fully cooperating with police, according to the news release.

All westbound lanes of Redmond Way were closed until approximately 3 a.m. Friday while police investigated the collision.

Redmond Patch will post more information as soon as it is available.


Editor's note: This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. Friday to include additional information from Redmond Police Lt. Tim Gately.


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