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Detectives Investigate Fatal Collision in Downtown Seattle

Detectives are investigating a fatal collision in Downtown Seattle Thursday afternoon.

At 11:59 a.m., officers responded to reports of a collision involving two vehicles at the intersection of 4th Avenue South and South Washington Street. Officers, along with Seattle Fire Department personnel, arrived and located a taxicab and truck in the intersection with significant damage.

Firefighters extricated multiple passengers from the taxicab and provided medical aid on scene. One male passenger and male driver of the taxicab were transported to Harborview Medical Center (HMC) in stable condition.

Three female passengers, all in their 70’s, were transported HMC. Despite all lifesaving measures, one female passenger succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Patrol officers cordoned off the area and detectives with the Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene.

Based on the investigation, the driver of the truck was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide. The driver suffered minor injuries and was transported to Harborview Medical Center.

This is an open and ongoing investigation. If you have any information about this incident, please contact the Traffic Collision Investigations Squad at 206-684-8923.