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North Bend Hit-and-Run Victim Identified, Truck Located

Lucinda Fisher Pieczatkowski, 57, of North Bend, a graduate of Kirkland's Lake Washington High, was identified as the woman who was struck and killed near North Bend early Jan. 1. The King County Sheriff's Office is still searching for the dri

Lucinda Fisher Pieczatkowski, 57, was identified Wednesday as the woman killed in a hit-and-run accident near North Bend early New Year's Day morning. The King County Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as Lucinda Fisher, but KCSO Sergeant Cindi West said detectives have identified Fisher under the name Lucinda Fisher Pieczatkowski, of North Bend.

She was originally from Kirkland, a 1974 graduate of Lake Washington High School.

Meanwhile, the King County Sheriff's Office says it has located near North Bend the truck they believe struck and killed her, but it is still searching for the driver.

Fisher suffered a fractured skull, spine, ribs, pelvis, tibula, fibula, and torn aorta due to blunt force trauma, the Medical Examiner's Office said. The death was ruled accidental, but the King County Sheriff's Office is seeking the driver of the vehicle that struck Fisher and left the scene.

after a dispute in the car in which she was a passenger. A friend of Fisher told Patch the group had been celebrating New Year's Eve at the Eagles Lodge. A short time later her friends found her in a ditch near the 10200 blk of 394th Pl. NE. She had been struck and killed by a vehicle.

The King County Sheriff's Office is seeking the driver of the vehicle, but West declined to say exactly where the truck was located due to the ongoing investigation, and investigators have not yet named a suspect in the case.

Anyone who has information is asked call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) and earn up to a $1,000 reward for information (you may remain anonymous) leading to an arrest in this case.

katie gaston January 04, 2013 at 11:52 AM
I miss my aunt terribly. No matter the past, I always missed her. My aunt lucy gone...I may not have showed it or told enough but love you and we will one day see each other again and I can't wait to hear that laugh
Greg Johnston (Editor) January 04, 2013 at 03:31 PM
I'm so sorry Katie, my thoughts are with you and the rest of Lucy's family and friends. -Greg
Jeanne Gustafson January 04, 2013 at 04:13 PM
My condolences as well, Katie. For our readers, a memorial fund has been set up to help Lucinda's son, Erik, cover the costs of memorial services. You can donate or send "hugs" to the family at this link: http://www.giveforward.com/inmemoryoflucindapieczatkowski?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fb_wall&utm_campaign=vanity_page&og_action=hug&fb_ref=587902#
Jeanne Gustafson January 04, 2013 at 09:27 PM
King County Sheriff's Sergeant Cindi West said this morning that no new information is likely this weekend unless an arrest is made or the driver involved turns himself or herself in. KCSO has so far declined to name a suspect in the hit-and-run.
katie gaston January 06, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Thank you Greg and Jeanne. Its means very much. There is a blue cross (her fave color) and flowers that people are leaving at or around the scene of the accident. I have been there twice so far. Its amazing all who loved and knew my aunt. Our family thanks everyone for the support.
Patsy Noonan January 07, 2013 at 05:07 AM
I hear the person of interest is ~18 and left a party New Years Eve and several other party goers tried to stop him. His parents are local business owners and well off and I'm sure will try to "buy" the best lawyer money can buy. What a shame...two lives lost because of alcohol related circumstances. Tragedy all the way around. My sincere condolences to both families for two lives lost.
Jeanne Gustafson January 07, 2013 at 06:13 PM
Thanks for your comment, Patsy. I contacted the King County Sheriff's Office and Sergeant Cindi West said detectives are not yet publicly naming any persons of interest in the case.

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