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King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies victim in fatal Burien crash

King County Medical Examiner’s Office identifies victim in fatal Burien crash

The victim of Friday’s (Nov. 21) tragic, fatal crash on Ambaum and SW 154th Street in Burien has been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Peter Vandervelde, 51. Alcohol is suspected... [Read more]

Fatal crash at Ambaum & SW 154th in Burien Friday evening; DUI suspected

Fatal crash at Ambaum & SW 154th in Burien Friday evening; DUI suspected

Friday evening (Nov. 21) just after 5 p.m., there was a terrible, fatal 2-car crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 154th Street, according to the Burien Police Department. The crash happened in front of –... [Read more]

Tukwila man sentenced to 11 years for Dec. 2013 fatal DUI collision on SR-509

Tukwila man sentenced to 11 years for Dec. 2013 fatal DUI collision on SR-509

Daylight shows the extreme damage to the two vehicles. Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol. The embankment the suspect drove down. Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol. The King County Prosecutor’s... [Read more]

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

Local hero Capt. Al Haynes and his crash landing 25 years ago

EDITOR’S NOTE: We originally ran this interview with Captain Al Haynes five years ago, at the time marking 20 years since the fiery crash of United Airlines Flight 232, which occurred July 19, 1989.... [Read more]

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

Occupants flee from serious accident on Maplewild SW in Burien Monday morning

BTB Writer/Humorist Shawn Underwood wasn’t laughing when she discovered the results of a serious accident on Maplewild Ave SW in Burien between 2 – 2:30 a.m. Monday morning, June 30. “Ran... [Read more]

Truck hits child on bicycle near Highline High School Thursday afternoon

Truck hits child on bicycle near Highline High School Thursday afternoon

A truck hit a child on a bicycle near Highline High School in Burien Thursday afternoon (June 12). Sgt. DB Gates of the King County Sheriff’s Office told The B-Town Blog that the child suffered serious... [Read more]

Car runs into vacant storefront near Post Office on SW 151st Thursday morning

Car runs into vacant storefront near Post Office on SW 151st Thursday morning

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a car ran into a vacant storefront on SW 151st near a licensing agency and a Driver’s Ed business near the Post Office in Burien Thursday... [Read more]

UPDATE: Rollover accident kills 28-year old man in Burien

UPDATE: Rollover accident kills 28-year old man in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office says that at about 12:35 a.m. on Thursday (May 8), a 28-year old Seattle man died from injuries sustained during a collision at SW 130th Street and 2 Ave SW in Burien. Police... [Read more]

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE: Alcohol a factor in fatal head-on motorcycle crash in Burien Tuesday

UPDATE 4/2/14: The motorcyclist who was killed in Tuesday night’s head-on collision in the 400 block of SW 156th Street was identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as Lee A.... [Read more]

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

Burien Police find DUI driver passed out, crashed into fence

The Burien Police Department posted this photo and description on their Facebook page late Saturday night, about finding a car crashed into a fence in the 12000 block of 5th Ave South. “When officers... [Read more]

Accident at SW 136th and Ambaum closes intersection Thursday

Accident at SW 136th and Ambaum closes intersection Thursday

This SUV belonging to the Burien Police Department was involved in the crash. An accident has closed the intersection of SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW – in all directions – Thursday afternoon (March... [Read more]

PHOTO: ‘Car versus fence and house’ accident in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: ‘Car versus fence and house’ accident in Burien Wednesday

On Wednesday, the Burien Police Department sent out the following photo and Tweet about a “car versus fence and house” accident in the 2300 block of SW 116th: Burien Police investigating car... [Read more]

Serious injury accident on SR-509 at S. 128th Thursday morning

Serious injury accident on SR-509 at S. 128th Thursday morning

The Burien Police Department is reporting that a serious injury accident occurred on SR-509 at the S. 128th exit in Burien Thursday morning: pic.twitter.com/ztsYdEYI19 — Burien Police (@BurienPD) March... [Read more]

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Wednesday

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Wednesday

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle Wednesday (March 12) around 2:42 p.m. on Ambaum Blvd. SW at SW 122nd Street, according to Detective Bryan Howard of the Burien Police Department. Howard told The B-Town... [Read more]

Head-on accident injures 2, closes down Ambaum Friday night

Head-on accident injures 2, closes down Ambaum Friday night

A head-on, two vehicle collision happened at the intersection of SW 122nd and Ambuam Blvd. SW in Burien Friday afternoon, injuring two and blocking the street for several hours, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office…

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

Crash sends bus into building Sunday, injuring 3; here’s an eyewitness account

An accident between a charter bus and an SUV resulted in three injuries as well as the bus crashing into a building near the intersection of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 136th in Burien Sunday night…

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

Metro Bus hits, injures Pedestrian in Burien Friday night

A Metro bus hit a pedestrian at the intersection of SW 156th Street and 4th Ave SW in Burien Friday night around 6:20 p.m. Police say that Metro Route 166…

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Charge increased to ‘Vehicular Homicide’ in Dec. 18 SR-509 collision

Christopher Wittman, 24, of Tukwila, was charged Wednesday (Jan. 15) with ‘Vehicular Homicide’ after one of the victims in the Dec. 18 SR-509 collision died last week (read our previous coverage... [Read more]

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Stolen Toyota vs Hummer accident closes 8th Ave S. in Burien Wednesday

Around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 8), a stolen Toyota ran into a Hummer, closing 8th Ave South in Burien for a while. “A deputy tried to stop a stolen vehicle and the driver took off northbound... [Read more]

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

Woman critically injured in Dec. 18 collision on SR-509 in Burien has died

One of the critically-injured victims of the Dec. 18 five-car collision on SR-509 in Burien has died from her injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol (read our previous coverage here). The woman... [Read more]

Family of Burien car crash victim trying to raise funds to pay for funeral

Family of Burien car crash victim trying to raise funds to pay for funeral

Jackie Hartman-Sani has set up an online fundraiser website to help pay for funeral expenses for her nephew James Valle (pictured above), who was killed in a DUI-related car accident on New Year’s... [Read more]

Help Emily Ann, seriously injured in New Year’s Day DUI crash in Burien

Help Emily Ann, seriously injured in New Year’s Day DUI crash in Burien

Early on New Year’s Day (Jan. 1), a suspected DUI driver crashed into a tree while traveling northbound on 12th Ave South near 112th Street in Burien, killing one passenger and seriously injuring... [Read more]

$200,000 bail set for 24-year old Tukwila man who caused crash on SR-509

$200,000 bail set for 24-year old Tukwila man who caused crash on SR-509

A bail hearing was held Thursday afternoon (Dec. 19) for a 24-year-old Tukwila man arrested in Wednesday’s horrible five-vehicle collision on SR-509 (read our previous coverage here) that caused... [Read more]

BTB Reader seeking witnesses to recent sideswipe hit & run in Burien

BTB Reader seeking witnesses to recent sideswipe hit & run in Burien

BTB Reader Heather Byr Ecks wants everyone to know that on Sunday, Dec. 15, her car was sideswiped (photo of damage above) and the suspect drove off. “It was around 4:30 p.m.,” she told The B-Town... [Read more]

Major crash on SR-509 Wednesday morning critically injures two

Major crash on SR-509 Wednesday morning critically injures two

Two people were critically injured in a serious, five-car crash on southbound SR-509 at 128th in Burien Wednesday morning (Dec. 18). According to the Washington State Patrol: Vehicle one was headed eastbound... [Read more]

PHOTO: Driver pushes wrong pedal, causes rollover at Fred Meyer Friday

PHOTO: Driver pushes wrong pedal, causes rollover at Fred Meyer Friday

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a driver pushed the wrong pedal on their SUV Friday, causing a rollover accident at the Fred Meyer in Burien Friday. “As a reminder to all... [Read more]

Car crashes into utility pole, knocks out power to thousands Saturday morning

Car crashes into utility pole, knocks out power to thousands Saturday morning

A car crashed into a utility pole near S. Des Moines Memorial Drive and 17th Place South early Saturday morning, causing a power outage for 3,000 or so. According to Seattle City Light, as of 8:46 a.m.... [Read more]

Car rams into Highline Area Food Bank, injuring elderly female volunteer

Car rams into Highline Area Food Bank, injuring elderly female volunteer

BREAKING: A car rammed into the rear of the Highline Area Food Bank in Burien at 18300 4th Ave South (map below) Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m., injuring an elderly female volunteer inside. According... [Read more]