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July 16, 2014 at 8:54 AM

All lanes on westbound 520 bridge are open

UPDATE: 9:40 a.m. | The westbound lanes of Highway 520 heading into Seattle are back open after a crash this morning. The lanes reopened around 9:30 a.m., according to the State Patrol. UPDATE: 9:10 a.m. | All westbound lanes of Highway 520, at the floating bridge east highrise, are closed this morning after a three-car accident. State Patrol…

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July 11, 2014 at 5:56 AM

Two killed in motorcycle crash near Wapato

The Associated Press WAPATO, Wash. — Two people on a motorcycle were killed in a collision Thursday night near Wapato. The Washington State Patrol says the motorcycle collided with a pickup truck at an intersection on Highway 97. KNDO reports the patrol identified the dead as 17-year-old Omar Delgado of Union Gap and 21-year-old Yaritza Lopez of Yakima. The…

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June 17, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Fleeing suspect collides with Puyallup police car

The Associated Press PUYALLUP  — Police say a man who drove away from a domestic violence incident Tuesday morning in Puyallup collided head-on with a patrol car. Both the officer and the suspect were treated at a hospital for minor injuries. On his release from the hospital, police say the fleeing man will be booked into the Pierce…

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June 11, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Police to angry commuters, sports fans: ‘Good reason’ for traffic jam

Seattle police today said they regret any inconvenience for drivers when they ordered Highway 99 closed while investigating an injury accident south of the West Seattle Bridge on Tuesday afternoon, creating a nightmare for commuters and people trying to get into the city for a Mariners game. But they asked people to keep things in perspective. “There…

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May 15, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Man taken to hospital after car lands upside down and underwater in Auburn

The driver of a car that flipped over and landed upside down in a water-filled ditch off of West Valley Highway on Thursday had been driving recklessly just prior to the accident, according to the Auburn Police Department. Police spokesman Cmd. Mike Hirman said an officer had been driving north on the West Valley Highway when…

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April 15, 2014 at 5:57 AM

Two state troopers collide in chase near Lynnwood

The Associated Press LYNNWOOD — Two state troopers suffered minor injuries when their cars collided early Tuesday as they were rushing to help in a stolen car chase near Lynnwood, a Washington State Patrol spokesman said. The patrol cars collided at an intersection when one failed to make a turn and were totaled in the crash, said Trooper…

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March 11, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Driver hits cars, strips off clothes and runs

Drivers on Westlake Avenue got an eyeful this morning when a woman struck several vehicles with her car,  jumped out and stripped naked, according to Seattle police. The incident began shortly before 10 a.m. at the intersection of Westlake Avenue and Thomas Street when the woman, in her 20s, was involved in several minor collisions, police…

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March 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Foreign student whose mom paid $2M bail sentenced in fatal crash

A foreign student who crashed his newly purchased Mercedes-Benz into another car, killing its driver and injuring three people, was sentenced to 17½ months in prison on Friday. Yichun Xu, 20, pleaded guilty in February to vehicular homicide and three counts of reckless endangerment for a Nov. 10, 2012, crash in Des Moines that killed a…

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January 26, 2014 at 8:52 AM

Report: Fatigue, fog factored in fatal boat crash

LA PUSH (AP) — A new report from Canadian officials says fog, fatigue and an “unfamiliarity with safety issues” factored into a pre-dawn collision between two fishing vessels that left a Port Angeles man dead. The Peninsula Daily News reports that the Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its findings last week into the September 2012…

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January 8, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Marysville woman dies of injuries from last month’s 5-car pile-up in Burien

A Marysville woman who was critically injured in a five-car collision in Burien on Dec. 17 died from her injuries this week, according to the Washington State Patrol. The victim was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday as Barbara Eakin, 54. Police said Eakin and her husband, Clay Eakin, were headed to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on southbound Highway 509…

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