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(UPDATE) Metro Bus Involved in Fatal Collision in Belltown

Update 11/06/2023 at 11:33 a.m.

During the investigation of the collision, police found evidence of possible drug usage in the vehicle. A blood warrant was obtained to assist with the DUI investigation in this case.

The 31-year-old male suspect driver of the red sedan involved in the collision that resulted in the death of a 28-year-old female has been arrested for vehicular homicide. He will be booked into King County Jail once medically cleared from Harborview Medical Center.

Original Post 11/04/2023 at 5:52 p.m.

Police received a report of a collision involving a red sedan and King County Metro Bus at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Battery Street.

Officers arrived around 3:30 p.m. and found the Metro Bus had crashed into a building along with a red sedan. The male driver of the sedan was extricated out of the vehicle by Seattle Fire. He was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

It was reported the driver of the red sedan was heading southbound on 5th Avenue prior to the collision with the Metro Bus traveling eastbound on Battery Street.

The collision caused the Metro Bus to leave the roadway crashing into a building near the intersection.

A female pedestrian was located outside of the building as the Metro Bus left the roadway and struck the female as it came to a stop. The female victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

SFD and officers assisted the driver and passengers of the bus to safety and provided medical care to those with injuries. The bus driver and passengers sustained minor non-life-threatening injuries from the collision.

A Drug Recognition Expert officer will evaluate the male driver of the sedan for any signs of impairment.

Seattle Fire evaluated the building and found no significant structural damage.

Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives will be investigating this incident.

Updated to add bus driver information 11/05/2023 at 1:34 a.m.