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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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January 8, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Medical examiner identifies man killed in Federal Way crash

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the person who died after being ejected from a car in Federal Way around noon on Tuesday as 26-year-old Sergey Romashevskiy. According to Federal Way police, witnesses said the victim had been speeding and attempting to pass illegally when he struck a parked car. The car flipped several times, police said, and…


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December 18, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Multiple vehicle crash on Highway 509 near the airport snarls traffic

UPDATE: 9 a.m. | A section of Highway 509 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that was shut down this morning after a multiple car crash is back open, according to the State Patrol. ORIGINAL POST: A multiple car collision on Highway 509 in SeaTac this morning has left a woman in critical condition and a man…


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November 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Driver killed in collision near Tiger Mountain

UPDATE 6:05 P.M.: An elderly man killed in the accident was reportedly driving erratically before the collision, possibly due to a medical issue, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. ORIGINAL POST A collision between a large truck and a smaller vehicle has killed at least one person at an intersection near Tiger Mountain. King County Sheriff’s Office…


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November 5, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Accident on I-90 bridge cleared, but miles-long backup remains

The aftermath of a vehicle collision involving a semi-truck on the Interstate 90 bridge blocked all but one westbound lane and created a miles-long backup this afternoon. About an hour after the 3 p.m. accident, the state Department of Transportation opened all lanes, but a backup remains. WSDOT said at 4:15 p.m. that a drive from…


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September 22, 2013 at 9:38 AM

Driver in I-5 collision was speeding and under the influence, police say

A 26-year-old Auburn man is under investigation for vehicular assault after two passengers in his car were injured in a collision on Interstate 5 just south of South 272nd Street. Washington State Patrol troopers say the driver was likely speeding and under the influence of intoxicants when he lost control of the 2007 White Nissan Maxima…


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