On Monday, April 1, a week after a suspected drunk driver hit four pedestrians in front of Eckstein Middle School, killing two people and severely injuring two more, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways will be leading a memorial walk.
On the afternoon of Monday, March 25, the Schulte family was crossing the street on Northeast 75th Street and 33rd Avenue Northeast when the driver, Mark Mullan, ran into them with his pickup truck, killing Dennis and Judy Schulte and leaving their daughter-in-law and her infant son critically injured.
Trying to send the message that “Crossing streets with dignity is our right as people everywhere in Seattle,” Seattle Neighborhhood Greenways are encouraging people to come out for the memorial walk and pay respect to the couple killed while calling for safer neighborhood streets.
Leaving at 4 p.m. from Top Pot Doughnuts, 6845 35th Ave NE, the walk will visit the crash site as well as the proposed Northeast Seattle Greenway.
People are encouraged to bring flowers or canned food, which will be taken to the University Food Bank. One can also donate to an online medical fund for Karina and baby Elias or memorial fund for Dennis and Judy Schulte.
Memorial Walk details:
When: Monday, April 1. 4 – 5 p.m.
Start: Top Pot Doughnuts, 6855 35th NE.
- To pay your respects to the retired couple that was killed.
- To call for safer streets and support changes now that will save hundreds of lives in the future.
- Walk for yourself, your family and your community.