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Fatality Collision Investigation in South Seattle, Suspect Arrested

Two people were killed early this morning when an 18-year-old male, driving a stolen vehicle, collided with a sedan at Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Holly Street. The suspect was arrested.

Just before 3:00 AM on Friday, South Precinct officers were in the 4300 block of South Othello Street when they saw a red Nissan Pathfinder drive past them westbound on Othello. The vehicle was listed as a stolen vehicle. The driver of the Pathfinder drove northbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Way South at a high rate of speed where it drove through a red light and collided with a Toyota Camry turning eastbound on South Holly Street. Officers witnessed the collision and immediately responded to begin life-saving measures. The driver of the stolen Nissan sustained minor injuries and was taken into custody.

Seattle Fire responded and pronounced the adult female passenger in the Camry dead at the scene. The adult male driver of the Camry was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, where he later died.

An adult female passenger in the Nissan sustained substantial injuries and was transported to Harborview.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives responded and began their investigation. The 18-year-old driver was evaluated at the scene and a blood sample was obtained via a warrant. The suspect was later booked into the King County Jail for two counts of investigation of vehicular homicide and possession of a stolen vehicle.

This remains an active and on-going TCIS investigation. The roads have since reopened.