WSP still investigating deadly Custer hit and run


Washington State Patrol (WSP) is still investigating a deadly hit and run collision that occurred at an I-5 rest area near Custer.

Shortly before 3:30 p.m. on October 4, pedestrian Cynthia Stitt of Marysville was struck by a red or orange four-door passenger vehicle, described as possibly a Chrysler 300 or a Dodge Charger. After the collision, the vehicle fled southbound on I-5.

According to a WSP press memo, Stitt had been standing in the rest area parking lot when she was struck by the vehicle. She was transported to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, where she died on October 24 due to her injuries.

“We were able to talk to witnesses at the scene, but we’re hoping more people will come forward,” said WSP public information officer Heather Axtman. “It’s still an active investigation.”

According to an October 6 press release, WSP detectives are examining all aspects that led to this collision and are seeking additional witnesses to the collision, the events immediately before and after the collision and the whereabouts of the involved vehicle.

Anyone who has information should contact WSP detective Dan Comnick at 360/757-2008 or


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