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Man Killed In Lake City Crash After Fleeing From Police In Stolen Vehicle

Traffic collision detectives are investigating after one man was killed Monday when the stolen vehicle he was riding in collided with a garbage truck while fleeing from police near Lake City.

Around 2:15 PM, patrol officers spotted a Subaru, which matched the description of a stolen vehicle, parked behind a grocery store in the 14300 block of 17th Avenue Northeast.

Officers got out of their patrol vehicle and walked up to the Subaru, which they recognized as the reported stolen vehicle. Officers attempted to contact the male passenger and female driver in the vehicle, but the suspects sped away.

The suspects fled south, with officers in pursuit, eventually colliding with a parked garbage truck near 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 125th Street.

The male passenger was killed in the collision. The female suspect climbed out of the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but was taken into custody. She was transported to an area hospital by a private ambulance.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Seattle police have closed the intersection at 125th and 35th and continue to investigate.