Fatality Collision Investigation near Northgate

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad are investigating a fatality vehicle/pedestrian collision that occurred this morning near Northgate.

At around 8:20 this morning, a green Ford Ranger truck was travelling southbound on 5th Avenue NE.  At the same time, a pedestrian crossing westbound at the intersection of NE 115th Street was struck.

Seattle Fire Department Medics and Seattle Police responded to the collision.  Medics determined that the 17-year-old female pedestrian died at the scene.

As is protocol, a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) officer responded and evaluated the adult driver of the Ford.  It was determined that the driver was not impaired.  The driver was released from the scene pending futher investigation.  Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded and began their investigation.  This remains an active and on-going investigation.