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August 29, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Man pinned beneath van in North Seattle

Update at 3:43 p.m.: Van tires rolled on top of victim’s head. The man, in his 60s, is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Original post: A man was severely injured Friday afternoon when he was pinned beneath a van in North Seattle, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man was working on the van in the 14300…

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August 20, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Wanted man rear-ends Spokane police detective’s car

The Associated Press SPOKANE — Authorities say a wanted man has been arrested after he rear-ended a Spokane detective’s car. Police say the man’s car crashed into the detective’s car Tuesday, and police discovered he was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants related to driving and domestic violence. KREM reports the detective was treated for minor injuries.

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August 17, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Experienced skydiver dies in ‘extremely hard landing’

An experienced skydiver with a fully functional parachute died Sunday afternoon after an “extremely hard landing,” according to a spokesman for Kapowsin Air Sports at Sanderson Field in Shelton. The Mason County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Ryan Erickson, who was an experienced skydiver. Erickson had completed nearly 1,000 successful jumps in the past. On Sunday,…

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August 11, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Teen struck by train near Bellingham

A 17-year-old was struck by a BNSF train near Bellingham early Sunday morning. Around 2 a.m. the crew repeatedly sounded the horn when they saw the teenager standing in the middle of the tracks, BSNF spokesman Gus Melonas said. He was struck and thrown from the tracks. The crew stopped the train and then ran back to…

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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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