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Two vehicle collision on Hwy 99; road closed

This information is preliminary and subject to change:

On February 16th at approximately 10:37 p.m. a male suspect was driving a Honda Civic southbound on Highway 99 at a high rate of speed.  Near the 2300 block (south of the Viaduct on the flatlands) the suspect collided with a Mitsubishi Mirage that was also traveling southbound.  The suspect’s vehicle overturned and came to rest on the railroad tracks west of Highway 99.  The Mitsubishi also overturned and came to rest in the center of the roadway. 

The suspect (the only occupant of the Honda) was transported to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.  All three occupants of the Mitsubishi were transported to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.   

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives are enroute to the scene. 

Southbound Highway 99 is completely shut down (near the crash scene) and all traffic is being diverted to the 1st Avenue South exit (on the Alaskan Way Viaduct).  It will remain closed for several hours while officers and detectives conduct their on-scene investigation.   

Burlington Northern Santa Fe is aware of the situation and a crew is responding to inspect the tracks. 

There will be no additional information or updates available until the late morning.  The Media Relations Unit office opens at 7:00 a.m.  This is an active and on-going investigation.