The 15-year-old alleged driver in the July fatal hit and run collision of a 53-year-old Maple Valley man turned herself in to detectives on Thursday, Sept. 9, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office, only a day after the agency announced they had identified her as a suspect and recovered the vehicle from the incident.
Greg Moore was fatally struck Sunday, July 18th in the 23800 block of SE 216th St near Maple Valley. A swell of community support and tips helped detectives make progress in the case, according to the sheriff’s office, leading to their Sept. 7 announcement that detectives had recovered the Toyota Camry involved in the crash and were processing it for evidence.
The suspected driver of that vehicle, a 15-year-old girl, was still at large when the sheriff’s office announced Sept. 8 that they had found the vehicle and identified her as a suspect. The agency has not yet publicly named her.
The day after that announcement, the agency said, the girl surrendered without incident at the agency’s SeaTac precinct.
“We hope this arrest brings some closure for Greg’s family and a community touched by his loss,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
“Nothing will bring Greg home, but I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the MARR (Major Accident Response and Reconstruction) detectives who have worked this case tirelessly since July,” King County Sheriff Mitzi G. Johanknecht said in a prepared statement. “I also want to express my gratitude to the Maple Valley community, who refused to let Greg’s memory fade.”