UPDATE: Crashes in White Center after King County Sheriff’s Office pursuit

8:28 PM: This is just developing now along 16th SW in White Center – according to emergency-radio traffic, King County Sheriff’s Deputies were pursuing a vehicle (we don’t yet know why) and, after use of the PIT maneuver, it ended with collisions reported on 16th SW – one around SW 104th and another around SW 100th. We’re on our way to find out more. In the meantime, if you have to go through White Center, avoid that stretch of street.

8:44 PM: Photo above is from the scene at 16th/100th. Road closures start there/southward. So far, we’ve learned only that this began with an incident in SeaTac. A suspect is in custody. Major Crimes detectives are responding, so this will be an active scene for some time.

9:17 PM: Added photo from 104th scene. Deputies at the scenes aren’t commenting but we just talked by phone with KCSO Capt. Tim Meyer. He says they started chasing the suspect as a “followup to an open and active investigation from a couple days ago” and that the 104th collision happened during the pursuit, with the suspect’s vehicle coming to a stop at the WC Starbucks. Capt. Meyer said two people were taken to hospitals – one to St. Anne in Burien, one to Harborview Medical Center.

9:54 PM: Going back through archived radio exchanges from the start of the pursuit, the only additional detail we can deduce is that the red pickup truck (partly seen in the photo above) is what the suspect was in, and that the deputy who started trying to pull him over recognized him from a “bulletin” that had been circulated regarding the earlier case.

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6 Responses to “UPDATE: Crashes in White Center after King County Sheriff’s Office pursuit”

  1. West Seattlite Says:

    We were sitting in the drive-through at KFC… And there were a lot of cops that came through following the vehicle!

  2. Yup, it was the red truck that hit our little white car in the second photo. Ruined our dinner plans.

  3. Are you OK?

  4. Gill & Alex Says:

    Thanks for asking Tracy. We were wondering as well. Hope they are OK.

  5. Lots of minor injuries and broke both of my legs, but I’m alive to tell it so could have been worse

  6. The driver, my wife is banged up and I have two broken legs, so not very ok.