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December 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Driver fleeing police kills pedestrian in Vancouver, Wash.

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — A car fleeing from police struck and killed a woman late Monday morning in Vancouver. The Columbian reports the driver was arrested at the scene. Police say he may have been impaired The driver was suspected of an earlier hit-and-run accident in Portland, The Columbian reported.  


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December 6, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Bothell man killed in freeway accident, says WSP

The passenger in a pickup truck that had stopped on southbound Interstate 5 in Snohomish County to secure a loose load was killed Saturday when a car swerved onto the shoulder to avoid a collision and struck him, according to the Washington State Patrol. The victim was identified as Gerald Olmstead, 51, of Bothell. The patrol said…


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October 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Driver killed in Covington pursuit was Puyallup woman

Update at 2:39 p.m.: King County sheriff’s Detective Jason Stanley said the driver killed in Monday’s crash was a 34-year-old Puyallup woman who was suspected of stealing clothing and electronics from a Kohl’s department store in Covington. He also that the car she had been driving at the time of the fatal collision had been stolen out of Auburn…


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September 23, 2014 at 1:58 PM

2 killed, 1 injured in crash near Longview

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — Two people were killed and one injured in a head-on collision Tuesday on Ocean Beach Highway west of Longview. The Washington State Patrol says the two victims were in a car that burned. The driver of the other vehicle was flown to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash., with a broken leg…


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August 1, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Victim struck by CleanScapes truck identified

Update 2:58 p.m.: The victim in a fatal First Hill traffic accident has been identified as Rebecca A. Scollard, 42, according to the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. The 42-year-old died of multiple blunt-force injuries, a spokesman for the medical examiner said. Original post: A driver for Recology CleanScapes was behind the wheel of the truck that struck and killed…


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June 16, 2014 at 5:23 PM

2 dead, 2 injured in crash on Highway 522 near Maltby

A woman passenger in the Ford, at right, was killed in this collision on state Highway 522 near Maltby. (Washington State Patrol photo) UPDATE, 6:45 p.m. |  State Highway 522 is now open in both directions, the Washington State Patrol said. All units have cleared the scene. UPDATE, 5:30 p.m. | The driver of the Ford Fusion has…


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May 30, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Investigators seek witnesses to Skagit County crash that killed 3

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to an accident last Friday that killed three people near Sedro-Woolley. A blue Audi A4 and a red Ford Fusion collided about 5:10 a.m. on state Highway 20 just east of Minkler Road, about five miles east of Sedro-Woolley.  Two passengers in the Audi and the driver of the Ford were killed, according…


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April 15, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Girl killed in Northgate accident identified

The 17-year-old girl who was killed Monday morning when she was struck by a pickup in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Sandhya Khadka. The medical examiner’s office said Khadka died of brain injuries. Her death was ruled an accident. Seattle police say the girl was crossing Fifth Avenue Northeast at Northeast 115th Street…


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