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Single vehicle fatality collision in West Seattle

On March 9th, at approximately 9:30 PM, police responded to a call of a single vehicle collision into a tree in the 7200 Block of 16th Avenue Southwest. Witnesses stated that a Saturn SL2 was travelling northbound on 16th Avenue SW approaching the 7200 Block. The Saturn left the roadway onto the planting strip and first struck a metal light pole, before turning sideways and striking a tree. Police and Fire arrived at the scene and Medics attempted First Aid to the driver. The male driver was declared deceased and later transported to Harborview Medical Center. The Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) responded to the scene to begin their investigation and collect evidence. Investigators were at the scene for several hours last night and will continue their investigation.