Three People Killed In Fiery SeaTac Car Crash
According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a fiery car crash early Wednesday morning (Sept. 23rd) claimed the lives of three people in SeaTac when the car they were in ran off the road, slammed into a building and burst into flames.
The deadly accident occurred around 3:30am, along 8th Ave South by South 192nd Street near Sea-Tac Airport (see map below), according to Sgt. John Urquhart. The three victims were the only occupants in the car, and likely won’t be identified for another day or two.
According to Urquhart, speed was a factor in the fatal crash.
The car was apparently driving south at high speeds on 8th Ave South near South 192nd when it crossed the center line, hit a support cable next to a utility pole, careened through some brush, struck a tree and then a building, where it caught fire and burned, killing the occupants inside, Urquhart said.
Urquhart added that there was no evidence yet that the crash was the result of street racing, which has been a problem in the area recently.
Here’s a photo taken by Janet Grella Wednesday afternoon of flowers placed where the accident occurred: