A 53-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run collision close to Maple Valley this weekend, and his household is asking the general public for assist to seek out solutions about their liked one’s demise and the driving force concerned.
The person — later recognized by household as Maple Valley father and husband Greg Moore — was working close to the 23800 block of Southeast 216th Road on Sunday morning, July 18, when he was struck by a driver, in line with the King County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Moore favored to run early within the morning and was probably hit someday between 4 and 6 a.m., although he was discovered by a passerby round 11 a.m., sheriff’s spokesperson Tim Meyer mentioned.
The highway Moore was working on is in a rural, less-populated space of south King County, and sheriff’s detectives haven’t been capable of finding a lot proof or communicate to many witnesses, Meyer mentioned.
Moore is believed to have been killed as he was nearing the tip of a 15-mile run, Meyer mentioned.
He was born in New York and moved to Washington together with his household when he was 12 years outdated, mentioned Michelle Moore, his spouse of practically 30 years. He had lived within the state since.
He labored as a contractor for greater than 25 years, constructing something from “customized million-dollar-plus houses all the best way all the way down to customized cabinetry,” Michelle Moore mentioned. He was an “artist in his discipline,” she mentioned.
“We had been a extremely good workforce,” mentioned his spouse, who often helped out together with his enterprise. “I used to be the one who had the concepts and he was the one who introduced them to life.”
The 2 have three grown kids dwelling in Washington and California, one in all whom is anticipating a child this fall.
Michelle Moore mentioned her husband was an avid runner and bought into the game to steer a more healthy way of life after he was recognized with pancreatitis about 13 years in the past.
“He was a drinker, he was a smoker, he didn’t lead a wholesome way of life,” she mentioned. After his prognosis, nevertheless, his habits slowly began altering, she mentioned.
“He liked his runs. … It gave him peace,” she mentioned. “He died doing what he liked.”
On Wednesday, she began a GoFundMe to boost cash for a reward for anybody who may need particulars about her husband’s demise.
“He didn’t deserve this sort of nonsense,” she mentioned. “We had plans. … Our future was stolen and this particular person simply dashed it proper out of his fingers.”
She’s asking whoever was concerned within the crash to “do him the respect” of coming ahead in order that she and her household “can have some peace.”
“We modified and grew a lot as a workforce,” Michelle Moore mentioned. “We most actually had some rocky instances, however these previous couple of years have been actually, actually good ones. … We’re not extravagant and we’re not loopy — we sit on the sofa and eat our dinner and watch TV and that’s what we did the night time earlier than (he died). It was nothing spectacular, however it was residence.”
The sheriff’s workplace is asking anybody with details about the collision to name its nonemergency line at 206-296-3311.