Shoreline energy student dies in accident

Joseph “JD” Humphreys, a 31-year-old student at Shoreline Community College, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 in what police say was a hit-and-run  in the Kenmore area, about seven miles from the college.

According to local news reports quoting police, a woman walking her dog found a body around 1:30 a.m. near the intersection of NE 185th Street and 62nd Avenue NE, an area with no sidewalk and few street lights. Later in the day, a 24-year-old woman turned herself in to police.

Humphreys was a student in the Clean Energy Technology program at the college, according to a college official.


  1. Larry Owens says:

    JD will be missed very much by his fellow students and instructors. Joe brought enthusiasm, interest, and warmth to class that was appreciated by all. It was a pleasure having him in my class this term. Our feelings of loss, and condolences to his family are profound and deep.

  2. Jim Deanne says:

    The memorial service for JD will be held on Saturday 10/26 at 1pm at Wiggins and Sons in Ballard, 2003 NW 57th St., Seattle 98107. Preceding the service there is a viewing from 11am to 1pm.

  3. Elizabeth Hanson says:

    My sympathy goes out to the family and friends of this young man, a man clearly on the path of a new career. I live in the neighborhood where he was killed. Without sidewalks and good lighting, it’s very dangerous at night. That said, this man will be missed by many people. He leaves a hole in our hearts and in our community and his loss is felt widely. He left us too soon. And I pray also for the driver who hit him. For that is a grief that she will carry for a long, long time. This is a sad situation all around. I didn’t know JD personally, but I know Kenmore and I know this college and I want you to know that strangers care.