SEATTLE — A 23-year-old woman has died after a collision involving a marked Seattle police car Monday night, according to the Seattle Police Department (SPD).
The King County Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman Tuesday as Jaahnavi Kandula. The medical examiner found Kandula died of multiple blunt force injuries. Her death was ruled an accident.
Officers responded to a collision at Dexter Avenue North and Thomas Street after 8 p.m., according to Seattle Police Department Public Information Officer Judinna Gulpan.
The collision was between a marked patrol vehicle and a pedestrian.
Officers provided CPR to the woman until Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and took her to Harborview Medical Center, where she later died.
The officer was responding to a "priority one" call at the request of the Seattle Fire Department, according to SPD.
The officer driving during the collision has been with the department since November of 2019, according to SPD.
The Seattle Police Department's Traffic Collision Investigation Squad is leading the investigation into what led up to the collision. Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call 206-684-8923.
Kandula was a student at Northeastern University Seattle. She moved to Seattle from Bengaluru, India in 2021 to pursue a Masters of Science in Information Systems, according to a letter from university dean and CEO David Thurman. She was scheduled to graduate in December of this year.
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