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October 10, 2014 at 7:38 AM

Juneau police sorry for telling wrong family of death

The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Police in Juneau are apologizing for mistakenly informing a Palmer, Alaska, family that their son died in a vehicle crash. A 33-year-old driver named Justin Donald Priest died Wednesday night in a crash when his vehicle hit a tree. The Juneau Empire newspaper reports police contacted the family of Justin D. Priest…

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October 1, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Overturned semi cleared from I-5 near Boeing Field

Update at 3:33 p.m.: All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 at Boeing Field have been reopened. Update at 2:14 p.m.: The truck is upright. All lanes of northbound I-5 are still blocked, according to WSDOT and Washington State Patrol tweets. Update at 1:47 p.m.: A DOT work crew tried to lift the trailer upright, but the…

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September 26, 2014 at 1:21 PM

Woman hit by Community Transit bus in Monroe dies

The Associated Press MONROE — An 82-year-old woman hit by a Community Transit bus Thursday night in Monroe has died of her injuries. The Daily Herald reports Marion Allred died Friday morning at an Everett hospital. Police say she was not in a crosswalk and it was dark and drizzling when she was struck and knocked under…

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September 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM

More than 100 cattle die after Idaho big-rig crash

The Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Authorities in southwest Idaho say more than 100 cattle died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office says two people in the cab of the truck were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries following the Monday afternoon crash. Deputies tell KBOI-TV that three cows died…

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August 29, 2014 at 9:26 AM

The breaking-news account of the 2nd Avenue bike fatality

Update 1:20 p.m.: Our latest coverage of this story has moved here. Update 10:30 a.m.: Seattle police say the cyclist killed Friday morning was riding south in a bike lane on Second Avenue when she was hit by the truck, which also was on Second Avenue and turning left onto University Street. Det. Patrick Michaud, Seattle…

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August 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Traffic snarled after semi rolls over on I-5 in South Seattle

Update at 2:48 p.m.: All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 have been reopened, according to state Department of Transportation. All but the HOV lane is open on northbound I-5. Update at 2:03 p.m.: Two southbound lanes are now open. Update at 1:13 p.m.: Heavy-duty wreckers were used to lower the semi into a ditch along the southbound lanes in…

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August 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

2 young bicyclists struck by cars in Georgetown

Two young friends on bicycles were injured when they were struck by vehicles Monday afternoon in separate collisions at the same Georgetown intersection. The first accident happened about 3:30 p.m. when an 8-year-old boy was struck by a car as he rode across Airport Way South at Corson Avenue South, police said. The boy suffered minor scrapes but…

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August 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Snohomish County deputy injured when car strikes horse

A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy suffered minor injuries Sunday night when his patrol car struck a horse near Arlington, the sheriff’s office says. The deputy was responding to a domestic violence call around midnight when he struck the horse in the 3900 block of Stanwood Bryant Road, according to Shari Ireton, the sheriff’s director of communications….

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August 18, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Fatal skateboard-style car accident in Vancouver

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Prosecutors say a driver was attempting a skateboard-style maneuver in his car when he crashed in Vancouver, killing a passenger. Clark County prosecutors also say 21-year-old Ryan J. McGuinness of Vancouver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the early Saturday crash on Interstate 205 that killed 18-year-old London D….

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August 5, 2014 at 1:17 PM

Wenatchee woman, girl airlifted to Seattle after crash

The Wenatchee World SEATTLE — A 30-year-old Wenatchee woman was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle this morning after a one-car accident near Vantage that also injured a 5-year-old girl. Stephanie A. Housden and the girl were injured when a car driven by Housden failed to negotiate a curve on Interstate 90 about seven…

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