$150K Bail For Everett Hit and Run Suspect

November 20, 2015

Everett, Police Blotter

Editor’s update 6:20 PM: This just in from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner…

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has completed the identification and examination of a 41-year old male who was involved in a vehicle versus bicyclist collision in the 12600 block of 19th Avenue SE on November 19, 2015. The decedent is Garth W. White of Everett, WA. The cause of death is blunt force injuries of the head. The manner of death is Accident.

3:00 PM update:

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Kerry Stark listens during his probable cause hearing.

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Stark was checked by Everett Firefighters at the scene of his arrest.

This afternoon a Snohomish County Judge set bail at $150 thousand dollars for 58-year-old Kerry B. Stark of Everett in connection with last night’s fatal hit and run crash on 19th Avenue SE south of Silver Lake.

Stark listened quietly as lawyers went over his arraignment and the judge found probable cause to hold him. He has no reported criminal history and his lawyer told the court he is retired and on disability.

If he posts bail Stark has to comply with conditions including no law violations, no consumption of alcohol or marijuana and is subject to breath tests.

In court papers outlining probable cause for his arrest, Everett Police say a witness saw a black pick-up collide with a bicyclist and knock him to the ground on 19th Ave. S.E. near 126th street S.E.

The pickup continued without stopping to check on the cyclist. The witness followed the truck until an Everett Police officer pulled the truck over at 112th and Silver Lake Road and Stark was identified as the driver.

Meanwhile at the scene aid crews from Everett Fire and Fire District 7 worked on the victim, performing CPR for 30 minutes but the bicyclist died at the scene. The Medical Examiner is expected to release his identity soon.

Prosecutors have until December 4th to file felony charges of vehicular homicide and hit and run death in Superior Court.


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One Response to “$150K Bail For Everett Hit and Run Suspect”

  1. Sabrina Says:

    Good Riddance, Mr. Stark. I am horrified that your lack of humane judgment prevented you from stopping at the scene of a crime and accident. Your actions and decisions have ended an innocent man’s life – in many ways, ending yours and your freedom, too, which you more than deserve to lose.

    Rest in peace to the victim.