Two injured, 1 killed in Rainier Avenue south head-on car accident

The passenger in a silver Lexus was mortally injured in the 5550 block of Rainier Avenue South early Saturday morning when the driver of the car he was riding in crossed the center line and hit another vehicle. The victim, a man, was taken to Harboview Medical Center in Seattle where he died of his injuries.

The driver of the Lexus and a person in the car he hit were both taken to Harborview Medical Center with injuries.

A witness said told police that he was following the Lexus after he was involved in a hit-and-run accident. He said the Lexus was speeding at the time of the car accident.

The driver of the Lexus could potentially be charged with Vehicular Homicide. RCW 46.61.520 provides that a person can be charged with Vehicular Homicide if a person dies as a result of negligent operation of a vehicle including driving recklessly, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs of driving without regard to the the safety of others.

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Source: The Seattle Times
Man killed early Saturday in two-car crash on Rainier Avenue South
March 13, 2010

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