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Two-vehicle fatality collision on Rainier Avenue South

On March13th at approximatel 3:34 a.m. officers responded to a call of a two-vehicle collision in the 5500 block of Rainier Avenue South.  Just prior to that collision, two cars were travelling at high speed southbound on Rainier Ave. S.  One driver later told officers he was following the other (suspect) vehicle after being the victim of a hit and run.  The “suspect” vehicle, a silver Lexus, crossed the centerline of Rainier Avenue South and struck a Buick  travelling northbound, resulting in a collision.  Seattle Fire Department responded and extricated the two occupants from the Lexus and the driver of  the Buick.  All were taken to Harborview Medical Center via SFD Medics with life-threatening injuries.  The adult male passenger of the Lexus later died at the hospital.  Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded and conducted their investigation.  The 5500 Block of Rainier Avenue South was completely closed for this investigation for several hours.  The roadway is now open.   This is an on-going investigation.