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July 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Vehicle hits 4 pedestrians in downtown Olympia

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Four pedestrians were hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon as they crossed a street in downtown Olympia. The Olympian reports an older couple and two elementary-school age children were struck in the crosswalk on Capitol Way South. Dylan McCarthy witnessed the incident while he waited in his car at the crosswalk. He told…


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July 16, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Power boat operator arrested in fatal Lake Washington crash

Update 11:10 a.m. The Renton man booked into the King County Jail for investigation of homicide in connection with a fatal boat crash on Lake Washington on Wednesday night has a 2002 conviction for reckless driving , according to King County District Court records. Update 7:42 a.m.: A boat operator involved in a collision on Lake Washington that killed one…


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July 12, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Helicopter crash-lands in Puget Sound off Kingston

Update 6:55 p.m. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office has offered more details about Saturday’s helicopter crash near Kingston. There were three people, the male pilot and two women, aboard the helicopter that crashed into the Puget Sound. The pilot, a 79-year-old man from Kirkland, and a woman whose age and city of residence weren’t released were treated by medics on scene. The…


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July 1, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Skagit County woman killed by falling tree identified

Skagit Valley Herald MOUNT VERNON — An Alger woman who died Sunday after a treefelling accident has been identified by the Skagit County Coroner’s Office as Claudia Lauden, 61. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office said Lauden was struck by a falling tree as a crew was attempting to cut a large fir tree down in the 1400 block of Butler Creek Road. The…


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June 30, 2014 at 9:43 AM

Woman killed by falling tree in Skagit County

The Associated Press ALGER, Skagit County — A woman watching a crew take down a tree was killed Sunday near Alger as the tree fell. The Skagit County Sheriff’s Office says a crew had been hired to take down a large fir tree, but it did not fall in the planned location. The Sheriff’s Office said the 62-year-old woman couldn’t move…


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June 23, 2014 at 2:52 PM

UPDATE: Rainier hiker Karen Sykes died from hypothermia

UPDATE, 4:52 p.m. | Karen Sykes died of hypothermia with the secondary cause of heart disease, the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office said this afternoon. Her death was determined to be an accident. ORIGINAL POST | PHUONG LE The Associated Press The hiker whose body was found in Mount Rainier National Park over the weekend was…


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June 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Not-guilty plea in Sedro-Woolley triple fatality

The Associated Press A 19-year-old accused of drunken driving in a crash that killed three people pleaded not guilty Thursday in Mount Vernon to vehicular homicide charges. KOMO reports Alfredo Navarro appeared in Skagit County Superior Court in a neck brace and wheelchair from his injuries in the May 23 crash on Highway 20 near Sedro-Woolley. Navarro remains…


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June 12, 2014 at 5:15 PM

Child on a bike hit by truck in Burien

A child on a bike was seriously injured when he was hit by a truck in Burien this afternoon, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The child’s injuries are serious but non-life-threatening, sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. DB Gates said. The truck remained at the scene in the 15500 block of Second Avenue South. Major traffic response detectives are…


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June 3, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Logging truck hits Kingston ferry toll booth

The Associated Press KINGSTON, Kitsap County — A logging truck broke windows in a toll booth at the Kingston ferry terminal. The Washington State Patrol says the driver turned slightly to pay the toll at one booth at 5 a.m. Tuesday and the logs hit the adjacent booth. The Kitsap Sun reports no one was injured. The State Patrol…


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June 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Several injured after Highway 2 collision near Monroe

UPDATE, 9 p.m. | Nine of the 12 passengers in the five cars were taken to hospitals, the Washington State Patrol said. Six people are in critical condition. Three people were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The other six went to Monroe hospitals. Both directions of Highway 2 will reopen around 10 p.m., according to WSP. ORIGINAL…


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