A woman tried to steal a car after crashing into a Department of Veterans Affairs van this morning on Interstate 5 near Federal Way, according to the Washington State Patrol. Neither the woman nor anyone in the van was seriously injured. The woman crashed into the $80,000 van — used to transport disabled veterans –about 8:45…More
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A Renton man died early Saturday after crashing his pickup into a ditch outside Greenwater, Pierce County Authorities say 18-year-old Connor L. Johnson was driving east on Highway 410 when he went off the road, crashing into a ditch near mile marker 48. He died instantly, State Trooper Chris Webb said. Webb said the cause is being…More
The Associated Press Two cars driving west on Interstate 90 struck each other multiple times at high speed in a road-rage incident Wednesday evening until they rolled in the median in Bellevue near Lake Sammamish. The Washington State Patrol says the 32-year-old man driving one car tried to run away and was arrested by Bellevue police….More
Two men killed on New Year’s Day when the car they were in veered off Lakeview Boulevard East and struck a fire hydrant were identified Thursday. Arthur Sawe and Julian Gray-Florance, both 24, were killed, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office According to Seattle police, Sawe and Gray-Florance were headed north in a Ford Mustang convertible…More
King County prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old Bellevue man with vehicular homicide, accusing him of driving while high on marijuana and causing the death of a motorcyclist on Oct. 4.
Caleb Floyd was arrested in connection with the death of Blake Gaston, 23, after failing field sobriety tests and other tests by a drug-recognition expert, but was released from custody two days later pending completion of the police investigation and toxicology tests on his blood, according to jail records and Bellevue police spokesman Carla Iafrate.
Late Thursday afternoon, Bellevue police were notified that prosecutors had filed the vehicular-homicide charge and a judge had issued a $100,000 warrant for Floyd’s arrest, Iafrate said. Floyd was arrested at his Bellevue residence without incident and booked into the King County Jail, she said.
According to charging documents, Floyd was driving east on Northeast 10th Street around 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 when he attempted to make a left turn onto 102nd Avenue Northeast, just as Gaston was riding west through the intersection on his 2005 KTM 450 motorcycle. All left turns at the intersection must yield to oncoming traffic, the papers say.
When Floyd failed to yield the right of way, Gaston brought his motorcycle down on his right side and skidded into the side of Floyd’s 1997 Acura CL, according to the charges. One witness saw Gaston “bounce backwards before landing on the ground,” the papers say. Gaston suffered catastrophic injuries and was pronounced dead after being transported to Overlake Hospital Medical Center.More
It took more than two hours for authorities to deal with a crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct on Friday morning, aggravating thousands of bus riders and drivers entering Seattle from points south. The collision happened at 6:29 a.m. northbound, between the stadiums and Seneca Street, fire dispatch logs say. Matt Leber, known as Velo…More
By Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review / (MCT) A 15-year-old driver speeding faster than 100 mph before crashing into a Spokane Valley power pole Friday night was taking a couple of intoxicated friends to get tacos, according to police reports. Investigators want blood samples from the unlicensed driver. A 14-year-old passenger in the back seat who suffered a broken…More
UPDATE 8:36 a.m | All lanes of Highway 99 at South Lander Street reopened by about 8:30 this morning after a rollover crash shut down the roadway two hours earlier. A Seattle Fire Department spokesman said two people were injured in the crash and one was hospitalized. ORIGINAL POST Coming from the south? Expect major traffic slowdowns getting…More
A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash when he hit an SUV and was thrown from his bike in Sodo Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report. The man was speeding and passing vehicles using the bicycle lane on southbound East Marginal Way South when he hit a green Isuzu Trooper SUV turning westbound onto…More
A 17-year-old involved in a collision with a deputy’s patrol car early Sunday in Kent has died of his injuries, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. Cindi West says the teen died Sunday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. She says two other teens in his car were treated at a hospital and released….More