MLK Jr. Way police pursuit ends in fatality

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on January 19, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 19 at 6:36 PM

Martin Luther King Junior Way in Renton was closed for hours Saturday after a fatal high-speed chase.

The Skyway Fire Dept. says just before 4 a.m., a Kent Police officer saw a car speeding on Interstate 5 and attempted to make a traffic stop. They came into the West Hill area of Skyway

When the suspect rammed a King County Sheriff’s Office patrol car and a Kent Police car, the Sheriff's Office began a pursuit.

The suspect ended up driving off the road, then missed a barrier and hit several trees about 20 feet into a ravine.

The suspect died at the scene.

A King County deputy was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

An investigation is ongoing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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