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Vehicle/Pedestrian Fatality Collision in South Seattle

Officers are actively investigating a pickup truck/pedestrian fatality collision that occurred this afternoon in South Seattle. 

At approximately 3:10 p.m. officers responded to 1st Avenue South and South Findlay Street for the report of a vehicle/pedestrian collision with injuries.  Preliminary investigation indicates that a 69-year-old female pedestrian was crossing 1st Avenue South from west to east at or near the intersection.  A 56-year-old man was driving his Chevrolet pickup truck westbound on South Findlay Street and stopped at a stop sign at 1st Avenue South.  He then proceeded to turn left onto southbound 1st Avenue South when the driver and pedestrian collided in the southbound lanes of 1st Avenue South.  The circumstances contributing to the collision remain under active investigation. 

Fire department medics responded to the scene and transported the injured woman to Harborview Medical Center where she died as a result of injuries she sustained in the collision. 

The driver of the pickup truck was evaluated for signs of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.  No signs of impairment were detected.  The driver was subsequently interviewed and released from the scene pending further investigation.

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 continue to actively investigate.

All lanes of 1st Avenue South are currently shut down while detectives conduct their on-scene investigation.  Northbound and southbound traffic is being re-routed around the collision scene.  The roadway is scheduled to completely re-open at approximately 7:15 p.m.