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Detectives Investigating Fatal Collision in South Beacon Hill

Police are investigating a Thursday afternoon fatal collision in South Beacon Hill involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

At about 2:30 p.m. police responded to a collision in the 8000 block of 36th Avenue South. A motorist was attempting to back his truck and fifth wheel trailer from the street onto his property. As he was reversing, he realized he had struck his fence. However, unbeknownst to the driver, a family member had been pinned between the fence and the trailer and was severely injured. Seattle Fire Department medics arrived at the scene to attempt life-saving measures, but the 73-year-old man was declared deceased.

An officer trained as a Drug Recognition Expert responded to evaluate the driver and detected no signs of impairment.

Members of SPD’s Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to process the scene, and TCIS Detectives will continue the investigation.