Update: Teen Pedestrian Killed on State Route 410 in Enumclaw Identified

The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of Wednesday's traffic fatality as 16-year-old Justin Relethford.

Update: Fri., Nov. 2:

Donations for Relethford's family are being accepted at U.S. Bank now, through an account set up by family friend Christi Trujillo. You can make your donation to help offset funeral and memorial costs by stopping in to any U.S. Bank location. Just make sure you clearly state you want to donate to the Justin Relethford Memorial Fund.

Update: 11:30 p.m.: Friends of Justin Relethford have set up a memorial page on Facebook.


Update: 4:10 p.m.: Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Judson confirmed that Wednesday's accident occurred at about 7:55 p.m.

Two pedestrians, one identified as 16-year-old Justin Relethford by the King County Medical Examiner's Office (see 3:45 p.m. update below), were reportedly walking westbound on the westbound shoulder of State Route 410 near Warner when a vehicle that was also headed westbound veered toward them and struck Relethford.

The other pedestrian was unharmed. Detectives believe both Relethford and his companion were within the shoulder boundary when the vehicle struck him, but the investigation remains ongoing, and witnesses to the accident are being sought.

If you saw what happened, Washington State Patrol investigators ask you to contact Det. Wilcoxon at 425-401-7746.


Update: 3:45 p.m.: The King County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the 16-year-old boy killed as Justin Relethford.

His cause of death was listed as a skull fracture, atlanto-occipital dislocation and spleen and liver lacerations due to blunt force injuries sustained to his head, neck and torso. Manner of death was ruled an accident.


KING 5 is reporting Thursday morning that a 16-year-old boy was killed after he was hit by a car Wednesday night while walking on State Route 410.

Enumclaw police reports indicate the accident was reported at about 8 p.m.

Patch is working on this story and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

Roxann Beaman November 07, 2012 at 05:42 PM
WOW- another criminal violation.
Diane Wink November 07, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Cody was caught, arrested & sited for slashing tires on a car parked legally on A St , the owner was going to the Haunted House to see his daughter act.
Roxann Beaman November 07, 2012 at 09:37 PM
Cody has a new "criminal" case opened on the Buckley Municiple Courts dated 11/5/12. Guess he was not in jail on that date. HE IS responsible and he should "pay a price". Justin did nothing and did pay a price for this kids choice.
Richelle Colwill November 08, 2012 at 06:52 PM
They were!? I heard Justin and Lyndsie were wearing dark clothing. I didn't know Justin well but I did know he was a good kid. He was kind to everyone. He brightened up everyone's day. I'm so sorry for your loss Teresa :( I'm hurting from this just like you're. I would like to know what really happened. There is a bunch of rumors going around so te truth would be nice. It's okay if you or anyone else that may know the truth not to tell me now. It's too soon for some people. I would love to have become his friend. I think we would of been great friends :( R.I.P. Justin <3
Richelle Colwill November 08, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I didn't know Justin that well but I did know he was a good kid. He was kind to everyone, even people he didn't know! He was loving and caring. Even tho I didn't know him that well, I still am hurt from his death :( I regret not knowing him more. I would of loved to be his friend. I don't have many anyway. I would like to know the truth on what really happened to Justin. There is a bunch of rumors going around school and of course, none of them are true. My thoughts and prayers go to all of his friends and yours Teresa. Justin is in a better place now. R.I.P. Justin. Fly high
Richelle Colwill November 08, 2012 at 07:18 PM
They were!? I heard Justin and his girlfriend Lyndsie were wearing dark clothing. Just a rumor. There is a bunch of em goin around school. I would like to know the truth about what happened to Justin. I feel for you Teresa. I am hurting from this too. Justin was a wonderful kid and didn't deserve to die. I wish I could of become his friend. R.I.P. Justin. Fly high buddie. You're missed and will be loved forever
DSO November 08, 2012 at 09:02 PM
I'm sorry I normally wouldn't reply to a post like this but it was my daughter, Justins girlfriend that was walking with him. They were in their Halloween costumes, he had a WHITE hat, LIME GREEN backpack, WHITE shorts and a BRIGHT BLUE shirt on. The person that hit him was 20 years old and allegedly crossed the fog line due to reasons that we can't disclose at this point so it had nothing to do with age or them wearing dark clothing.
Richelle Colwill November 09, 2012 at 01:36 AM
So your the father of Justin's girlfriend Lyndsie? I'm so sorry for you loss :( Earlie someone replied back to me. I believe your the one that was you yes? They were wearing bright clothing!? What the.. I don't know how or why the driver would hit him then!? That's so sad :( Poor Justin. Thanks for taking time out of your day to say this <3 R.I.P. and fly high Justin
Jeff Money November 09, 2012 at 05:31 AM
You are a norrow minded person that has not a clue what you are talking about. The young man that hit justin was not under the influence of Alcohol or drugs. If for any reason the police thought he was, he would have been sent to King county jail and charged with Vehicle homicide. I know for a fact that his test results where negative. So do yourself a favor, keep your pie hole shut untill you know the facts.
Jeff Money November 09, 2012 at 05:45 AM
He was arrested so the police could legaly remove him from the scene. This was due to the fact that there where certain individuals onsite calling him a murderer and threatning his life. The young man was in total shock, The police where more concerned the young man would take his own life. Once agian, if they thought he was under the influence, they would have not let him go home 2hrs later. Sir you do not have a clue and have no concern for what other people who are going through that have been effected by this. You are one sad SOB pard.
Jeff Money November 09, 2012 at 06:03 AM
Roxann you are an idiot. Why don't you just shut your narrow minded mouth. Lady this case has nothing to do with driving. why don't you mention how many times justin had run ins with the police. People like you make me sick, shame on you.
Jeff Money November 09, 2012 at 06:05 AM
He was not arrested you moron, get your facts straight.
Richelle Colwill November 09, 2012 at 06:11 AM
People just stop arguing please! He wasn't arrested we get it
Jeff Money November 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM
In respect for both families, whom I might add are both suffering. This is not the place to vent your gossip and slander. Both families I am sure are tired of this childish Gossip. Grow up and give the families the respect they deserve.
Concerned November 09, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Sledhead, thank you for your input. Yes the families are suffering, both for different reasons. Tho Cody did have a choice that night. He was driving a 2012 Nissan pickup truck with very bright lights. Justin was wearing a white hat. Yes the road is dark, regardless WHAT Cody was doing at that time whether it was drinking/doing drugs, changing the song on his MP3 or kissing his girlfriend HE is responsible. And Cody was not an upstanding citizen either. His record has quite a few charges on it. Have your read the WAC regarding "vehicular homicide" which is what they are investigating him for. So you are a moron too, your input is no different than the rest of the morons on this site including myself.
April Chan November 09, 2012 at 05:28 PM
I get that this case continues to stir a lot of emotion, and I do wish there was my information I could provide to help quell some of the speculation on here. Meanwhile, is it helping at all to be calling each other morons and idiots? As I suggested earlier, if you'd like to continue your back and forth, you're free to exchange emails and take it off the site. Thank you.
Doggrill November 11, 2012 at 05:26 AM
Sledhead is Cody's family or Cody himself. His my space profile is sledhead14.
Peachtree November 13, 2012 at 05:59 AM
According to Facebook, Cody is leaving the country in two days to Mexico. Really? Just sayin.
Richelle Colwill November 13, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Cody is leaving the country? Why? Trying to get away from his troubles? I thought he was in jail for what happened to Justin but I guess not. Just makes me mad/sad. I knew that kid. R.I.P. Justin
Amber November 20, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Peachtree it was a trip previously planned with his family. Quit stalking his Facebook and making idiotic assumptions
debramay November 20, 2012 at 07:44 AM
Can everyone just stop please. I feel sorrow for justins family lindseys family and also codys family. Justin will be missed. Lindsey he was your angel and cody I cannot even know what you are going through. Be strong. It was a tragitty as far as I know. Levi says rip justin we dropped off flowers for you. Please forgive levi for not attending your love of life going away. Again please everyone just stop... 3 kids lives ly in the balance right now and all of there loved ones and friends.
Richelle Colwill November 20, 2012 at 07:47 AM
Well said debramay :)
debramay November 20, 2012 at 07:59 AM
I hope they all get it. Thanks richelle
Mhmmm November 21, 2012 at 09:11 AM
Both of them are at fault. So lay off Cody. And leave him alone, if you know who cody is,you'd know that he's a great person. and would never mean to hurt someone. so let the police and whatever else handle it, sitting here and talking crap and bashing him is not gonna bring Justin back. I'm sorry to be so blunt, but it's true. Now instead of being immature kids, be the adults you are and have remorse for both families..
debramay November 21, 2012 at 09:25 AM
Let's not forget lindseys family to!!
Richelle Colwill November 21, 2012 at 08:20 PM
I don't know Cody but I know he must of not hit Justin on purpose it's just... I wish it never happened :( Poor Justin. He was only 16 and his family misses him a LOT. I just feel bad for them is all :(
i love horses November 25, 2012 at 07:25 PM
I just want to say that it was very brave of Justin to push his gf out of the way. (that's what happened right?) Also, I go to the Enumclaw middle school and my brothers knew Justin very well. We are sad but a medium told us he said he's alright.:D And:'(
Chris December 22, 2012 at 12:48 AM
He didnt push her out of the way. They were walking with traffic (backs turned to the truck) neither of them saw it coming
CoreyAnn December 22, 2012 at 01:59 AM
Dear Enumclaw Patch - I know that this is your #1 top story of 2012 so is there any way to get an update with details and information from neutral 3rd parties? Otherwise this thread will continue going with back and forth anecdotal accusations. I'd love to know more specifics that are not hearsay!
April Chan December 22, 2012 at 04:37 AM
That's my intent, CoreyAnn, and thanks for your note. The upcoming holiday week might make it a little difficult to reach folks but I do aim to follow up as soon as I can.


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