Four people were taken to area hospitals after a Monday evening collision on Des Moines Memorial Drive South. A teen girl is being held for investigation of vehicular assault; 3 other young people fled the crash scene.
A 15-year-old Burien girl was driving a car that collided with a pickup Monday night in SeaTac, critically injuring a man and his 7-year-old son, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
The girl has been booked into the Youth Services Center for investigation of vehicular assault, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies arrived at the scene of the crash at South 136th Street and Des Moines Memorial Drive South just after 9 p.m. and found a totaled BMW and a Ford Ranger with its cab sheared off, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
Five of the occupants of the BMW were standing outside the vehicle, but two people in the truck, a SeaTac man and his young son, were trapped inside. Firefighters with the Kent Fire Department removed the victims from the truck and took them to Harborview Medical Center.
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As deputies were assisting firefighters, three of the passengers from the BMW fled. The sheriff’s office says two were in their midteens and the third was 5 years old.
The two people who remained at the scene were the 15-year-old girl, believed to be the driver of the BMW, and a man in his 20s.
Both were taken to separate hospitals for treatment of minor injuries.
The sheriff’s office said speed was likely a factor in the crash. In addition, detectives obtained a warrant for samples of the girl’s blood to determine whether she was impaired.