A driver suspected of stealing from a Covington store was killed and three other people were injured in a crash Monday night that occurred after a pursuit by law enforcement.
Deputies were alerted to a theft suspect leaving a store in Covington around 6 p.m. and given the description of the suspect, the suspect’s vehicle and a license-plate number, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle left the scene before deputies arrived, but was seen by a detective who was driving home.
Another King County sheriff’s deputy who was nearby found the vehicle and tried unsuccessfully to stop it, the sheriff’s office said. The deputy pursued the vehicle for three minutes, but lost sight of it.
The deputy next saw the vehicle after it had collided with a pickup in the 32800 block of Southeast Auburn Black Diamond Road. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene, the sheriff’s office said. Two passengers in the vehicle and a passenger in the pickup were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.
Two people were killed in a crash after the pursuit of a stolen car near Spanaway, Pierce County, last week.