Driver arrested after running from scene of fatal crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW


From our sister site The B-Town Blog:

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Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office

The driver of a car that slammed into a jersey barrier – and killed a passenger – on Ambaum Blvd. SW near SW 119th Street was arrested after running from the scene early Friday morning (Aug. 14), police said.

Police said that speed was likely a factor in the single-car accident, which happened around 3 a.m., and tragically killed a male passenger. Deputies added that the car failed to negotiate the turn, and struck a jersey barrier.

King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian 1 helicopter, as well as a K-9 unit, helped apprehend the fleeing male, who was driving the late model, white BMW.

Ambaum was closed for several hours as police investigated the crash scene. It was re-opened around 8:30 a.m.

This ‘Salmon Creek’ curve has been the scene of many accidents before, most notably a 2010 one police labelled a “Dukes of Hazzard” crash that sent a car flying into a tree – read that story here.

Here’s a video of the police pursuit of the driver who fled the scene:

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