December 15, 1997
Duvall resident one of two killed on Redmond street
by Lisa Allen
Police are continuing to investigate an accident in Redmond last week that resulted in the deaths of two people.Trudy Sullivan, a resident of Duvall, and Sherry Ducken were hit by a pickup truck while crossing a busy street. Sullivan, 47, and Ducken, 45, were both employees of the city of Redmond. Another employee, Phil Cohen, was also hit, but suffered only minor injuries. The three were crossing 85th in Redmond at about 5:25 p.m. on Dec. 9 when they were struck. Sullivan was airlifted to Harborview Hospital in Seattle with critical injuries and died shortly after arriving. Ducken died during surgery.
Sullivan had worked for the city since 1993 as a management analyst in the city's Public Works Dpartment. She was one of eight employees of the former Rose Hill Water District that was assumed by the city the same year. "She was a wonderful person to work with," a city employee said. She also worked as a volunteer for the Special Olympics for 17 years. She is survived by her daughters, LaShae Lee of Duvall and Trinelle of Bellevue, a grandson and companion Tom Ott of Duvall.
The intersection where the three were hit had been on the list for traffic improvements and was scheduled to receive a signal light in 2001. Because of the accident the intersection will be moved up in priority, said city traffic engineers. At the city's request, Seafirst Bank has established a memorial fund for anyone wishing to make a contribution to the victims' families. Donations can be made at any Seafirst branch to the "City of Redmond Memorial Fund for Trudy Sullivan and Sherry Ducken."