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December 2, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Pickup rolls down Oregon embankment; 3 dead

The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police say three people died when a pickup rolled down a steep embankment in Lane County. Lt. Josh Brooks says five people were in the vehicle Tuesday when it veered off Siuslaw River Road. Two passengers survived and flagged down help. Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the…

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December 1, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Man hospitalized after car strikes Georgetown building

A 50-year-old man was taken to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition after his car apparently struck a building in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said medics pulled the man from a car that overturned after hitting a building at 5510 E Marginal Way S. The building was damaged in the 11:45 a.m. crash, but…

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November 26, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Person trapped under SUV in Bellevue

Update at 11:18 a.m.: The man, 59, has been freed. Bellevue police say he has been taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries. The driver is being interviewed. Original post: Firefighters are trying to free a person who is trapped under an SUV in Bellevue, according to police. The man was crouched down near a gas station when he was run over…

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November 5, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Oregon teen, struck while jogging, dies of injuries

The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Friends and family members gathered in Salem to remember a teenager who died after he was struck by a vehicle as he jogged. Authorities say 16-year-old Isaiah Guzman was hit from behind the evening of Oct. 22 as he ran in the rain along the rural road on Salem’s east side. Police…

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October 28, 2014 at 3:15 PM

4 killed in Auburn crash identified

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the four people killed Saturday in a traffic accident in Auburn. They are: Caleb Graham, 23; Rehlein Stone, 21; Andrew Tedford, 31; and Suzanne McCay, 29. Auburn police say the four were in a car that was heading north in the 3700 block of Auburn Way South about 2 a.m. when…

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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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