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SeaTac council member killed in car crash was 'a positive force'

Councilmember Amina Ahmed was killed in a car crash just weeks after being appointed to the SeaTac City Council.

SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley says the death of Councilmember Amina Ahmed will "impact the entire community."

"I am heartbroken by the loss," Sitterley said. "She was a welcome addition to the council and brought a fresh voice and unique perspective to the city. She will be missed at City Hall..."

Ahmed died Saturday afternoon in what the city describes as a head-on collision at South 188th Street and 16th Avenue South.

Ahmed was unanimously appointed to the council in October to fill a vacant position through November of next year. She was a Human Service and Non-Profict Executive and worked in the human service field in SeaTac since 2002.

"We are devastated by the news of her passing," City Manager Joseph Scorcio said. "Over the years, city staff has worked extensively with Ahmed. She was such a positive force and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those she served."

Police continue to investigate the fatal crash.

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