Officers and detectives continue to actively investigate a collision that left two people dead and a woman and infant with life-threatening injuries.
At approximately 4:10 p.m. officers responded to a 911 call of a vehicle/pedestrian collision at 33rd Avenue NE and NE 75th Street. Preliminary investigation indicates that a 50-year-old man was driving his black Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck westbound on NE 75th Street. Three adults (one male and two females) were walking northbound on 33rd Avenue NE. One of the female adults was carrying an infant. At or near the intersection of 33rd Avenue NE and NE 75th Street the driver collided with the pedestrians. Following the collision the driver continued on a short distance westbound before pulling over.
Fire department medics responded and declared two of the adult pedestrians deceased at the scene (a 66-year-old man and a 68-year-old woman).
Two additional pedestrians, a 33-year-old woman and a 10-day-old infant, were transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Chevy truck was placed under arrest. He was investigated for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide.
There were no citations issued at the scene, which is standard procedure in serious traffic collisions requiring extensive follow up investigation and collision reconstruction.
Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and will be responsible for the on-going investigation.