Fatal Hit & Run
Victim Tauave Seiaute
Lakewood Police detectives need your help to identify the suspect responsible for a hit and run collision that resulted in the death of 19 year old Tauave Seiaute.
At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Sunday April 20th, 2014, victim Tauave Seiaute was riding in a vehicle that crashed at the corner of 96th St. SW and 40th Ave. SW in the City of Lakewood. The vehicle failed to negotiate the curve and struck some rocks, causing a flat tire.
As the passengers were trying to fix the flat tire, the victim was struck by another vehicle that was driving through the curve in the roadway. Witnesses reported that the vehicle briefly stopped after hitting the victim, then fled the area heading toward 100th St. SW.
The driver is described as a young white male, and there were possibly three or more passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle has been described as a tan or light colored SUV or minivan, and may have damage to the front end or undercarriage.
VIDEO OF THE SUSPECT'S VEHICLE:
Receive up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and charges filed for the person responsible in this case.