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January 5, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Passenger killed in one-car collision in downtown Seattle

A man in his late 20s or early 30s was killed early Saturday morning after the car in which he was riding struck a concrete barrier and a wall and overturned near the Washington State Convention Center downtown, Seattle Police reported.

An officer on patrol downtown came upon the collision shortly after 2 a.m. near Sixth Avenue and Union Street. The crash caused extensive property damage, police said.

A preliminary investigation indicated there were three men in the car, which was headed southbound on I-5 when the driver lost control as he attempted to negotiate the Union Street exit, according to the report. Early indications are that excessive speed was a factor in the collision, police said.

Fire department medics pronounced the one passenger dead at the scene. The 31-year-old driver and the other passenger were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver was under police guard at the hospital. Police said that upon his release he would be booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of vehicular homicide.

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