17-year-old girl struck, killed by pickup near Northgate

SEATTLE - Police are investigating after a 17-year-old girl was struck and killed by a pickup Monday morning while walking across the street near Northgate.

Officers and medics responded to the scene, at 5th Avenue NE and NE 115th Street, at about 8:20 a.m. after receiving a report of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian.

The girl was found dead at the scene.

A preliminary investigation found that a green Ford Ranger pickup was heading south on 5th Avenue NE as the girl was crossing the street at 115th. The truck struck the girl.

A drug recognition expert responded and evaluated the pickup driver, who was found to be not impaired. The driver was released from the scene pending further investigation.