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February 27, 2014 at 8:08 AM

SPD officer and sedan driver involved in crash

A Seattle police officer was injured early this morning after his patrol car collided with a sedan in south Seattle. Around 5:48 a.m. a police cruiser driving north on Swift Avenue South, near Mars Avenue South, was struck head-on by a silver sedan, according to police. Both drivers were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries,…


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February 25, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Chinese student pleads guilty to fatal Des Moines crash

A Chinese community-college student, who drove his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz at freeway speeds on a residential street in Des Moines and crashed into another car, killing the driver and injuring three people, pleaded guilty today. Yichun Xu pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide (disregard for the safety of others) and three counts of reckless endangerment. He faces a sentence…


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February 17, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Bremerton man killed after his Honda hits tanker trailer on I-5

A 22-year-old Bremerton man was killed on Interstate 5 late Sunday after his Honda struck the side of a tanker trailer carrying 7,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen, according to the State Patrol. Northbound I-5 was closed for eight hours after the 11:14 p.m. collision at milepost 177, outside Mountlake Terrace, Trooper Mark Francis said. The 2002 Honda…


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January 1, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Two killed in Seattle car crash

Two people were killed when their car veered off a Seattle roadway and rolled, police reported. The crash occurred shortly before 3 a.m. today, when a Ford Mustang convertible traveling north on Lakeview Boulevard East, lost control and left the road, Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt reported on the department’s website. The Mustang went sideways and hit a fire hydrant, which caused…


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December 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM

Sunday Memo: Crash critically injures 3 … Inslee’s first year … Seahawk stakes

Three hurt critically: Two people were trapped in a car and another thrown from it early Sunday morning on Auburn Way South east of the Muckleshoot Casino.  Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters and King County Medic One responded at 2:23 a.m. and found a car that had gone off the road and crashed into a…


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December 13, 2013 at 9:16 AM

2 killed in Lewis County collision

The Associated Press CENTRALIA, Lewis County — A 20-year-old Centralia man and an 18-year-old Pe Ell woman were killed Thursday night when their compact car collided with a semi-truck on a road near Centralia. The Washington State Patrol says Johnathan W. Parker and Tiara F. Kalebaugh died at the scene on Big Hanaford Road. The Chronicle…


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November 28, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Stolen car crashes, injuring five; 12-year-old in critical condition

A 25-year-old man is accused of stealing a car and crashing it broadside into another vehicle around 5:40 p.m. today in South Seattle, critically injuring a 12-year-old girl and sending her, two other children and a 31-year-old man to the hospital. The owner of the stolen car had left his his vehicle running to warm it up near Rainier…


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November 25, 2013 at 11:12 AM

Man in wheelchair struck by car in Shoreline

A man who was traveling in a bike lane in a motorized wheelchair was struck by a car this morning in Shoreline. King County sheriff’s deputy Charlie Akers said the accident happened around 9 a.m. at North 155th Street and Densmore Avenue North. The man in the  wheelchair suffered a compound fracture to his leg and was taken…


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November 17, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Burlington man killed in Skagit County crash

A 59-year-old Burlington man was killed Sunday night when his pick-up truck crashed into a tree in Skagit  County, according to the Washington State Patrol. The crash occurred at about 7 the 1300 block of Beaver Lake Road, north of the town of Clear Lake. Trooper Mark Francis said the driver was wearing a seatbelt. The driver’s identity was not…


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November 17, 2013 at 8:44 PM

Driver in custody for vehicular assault in I-5 roller crash in Federal Way

UPDATED: 9:40 p.m. Corrects earlier information from the Washington State Patrol The driver of a pick-up truck  is in custody for vehicular assault after the truck rolled off the Interstate 5 freeway onto South 288th Street in Federal Way, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb. The driver and a passenger were found conscious and alert after the crash, which occurred at about 7:40 p.m….


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