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Detectives Investigating North Seattle Fatal Collision

The driver of a Honda sedan died Friday night after he rear-ended a semi-truck on Aurora Avenue North.

At around 10:45 p.m., a King County Sheriff’s Deputy reported a large group of illegal street racers driving near the Shoreline/Seattle city limits. The driver of a Honda sedan in that group was travelling southbound on Aurora Avenue North, and made a U-turn just south of North 145th Street. When the driver pulled into northbound traffic, he rear-ended a semi-truck that was stopped for a traffic light. Shoreline Fire Department and Seattle Fire Department medics responded and attempted life-saving measures, but the 21-year-old man was declared deceased at the scene. The driver was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Detectives from the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene and are investigating. Preliminary information suggests excessive speed was a factor in the crash.