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November 13, 2011 at 4:53 PM

At least two dead in two-car crash on Lake City Way Northeast

Emergency personnel talk near a car crash where two vehicles caught fire after a SUV rear-ended a smaller vehicle Sunday. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times)

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 Two vehicles caught fire after a collision on Lake City Way Northeast that killed at least two people and sent three others —including one child — to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday afternoon, officials said.

All lanes of Lake City Way Northeast from Northeast 107th Street to Northeast 110th Street were closed while police investigated the accident scene. Traffic in the area — near Nathan Hale High School — was being detoured onto residential streets.

Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said an SUV rear-ended a smaller car stopped at a light near the Northeast 110th Street intersection. The collision set off an explosion in the small car, which caught on fire. At least two people in the small car were dead.

The SUV later caught on fire, too, Moore said. All occupants of the SUV were transported to Harborview Medical Center: The driver, a man believed to be in his 40s, sustained life-threatening injuries, while the passengers in the back seat — a 10-year-old girl and a woman in her 20s, suffered serious injuries, Moore said.

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