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REMINDER: Fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier will be Wednesday

REMINDER: Fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo & Xavier will be Wednesday

REMINDER: The fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and Xavier will be held all day on Wednesday, June 8 at Angelo’s of Burien, located at 601 SW 153rd Street. “Come in during regular business... [Read more]

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims

Angelo’s of Burien announced that they will be holding a fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and his son Xavier on Wednesday, June 8. Ten percent of each check that day will be donated directly... [Read more]

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

PODCAST: 15-year old arrested for horrific crash; Jack Mayne on CARES…

Here’s episode #53 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Crash of stolen car knocks out power, closes Ambaum Thurs.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was updated with new photos and video at 4:30 p.m. May 26, 2016: Photos & Videos courtesy William Rowley Photo by Shirley Holden Chartraw Silvernale The King... [Read more]

Online fundraiser set up for Father/Son victims of horrific Monday night crash

Online fundraiser set up for Father/Son victims of horrific Monday night crash

The victims of Monday night’s horrific crash (read our previous coverage here), were a man named Lorenzo and his 7-year old son Xavier – both seriously injured as a result of a 15-year old girl running... [Read more]

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

UPDATE: 15-year old Burien girl arrested for crash that left 2 in critical condition

Photo courtesy Kent Fire RFA A 15-year old Burien girl is under arrest – and has been booked into the Youth Services Center for Vehicular Assault – after a crash in SeaTac Monday night (May 23) that... [Read more]

4 injured in major crash at S. 136th & Des Moines Memorial Drive Mon. night

4 injured in major crash at S. 136th & Des Moines Memorial Drive Mon. night

Four people were injured in a major crash involving a truck and a sedan at the intersection of S. 136th and Des Moines Memorial Drive (map below) in Burien Monday night, May 23. Reports are that two of... [Read more]

READER REPORT: Head-on collision causes injuries on SW 160th Street

READER REPORT: Head-on collision causes injuries on SW 160th Street

From Reader Joe Moldovan comes this report: On Tuesday, May 17 at about 2:30 p.m. at the corner of SW 160 Street and 8th Ave SW (map below), a head-on collision occurred. It appears that a westbound black... [Read more]

Police pursuit of carjacking suspect ends in crash in Burien Tuesday night

Police pursuit of carjacking suspect ends in crash in Burien Tuesday night

UPDATE: This post was revised at 9:45 p.m. 5/17/16 with the correct location: The Burien Police Department is reporting that a pursuit of a carjacking suspect ended in a crash at S. 136th Street and 4th... [Read more]

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Wednesday morning (May 4), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH. The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control,... [Read more]

Motorcycle vs car accident injures one Friday night in Burien

Motorcycle vs car accident injures one Friday night in Burien

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that just after 7 p.m. Friday night (April 15) they responded to a motorcycle vs car accident on 1st Ave South near S. 136 Street in Burien…

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

PHOTO: Non-injury hit & run overturns car in Burien Wednesday

A non-injury hit and run accident on Wednesday (March 23) closed S. 128th near 2nd Ave S. (map below), and here’s a pic of the aftermath courtesy @Colby Blanton: So…this happened right in front... [Read more]

Man accused of causing deadly Burien crash says he was distracted by GPS unit

Man accused of causing deadly Burien crash says he was distracted by GPS unit

Manoj Siwakoti, a 20-year old Kent man accused of causing a deadly crash in Burien on Oct. 24, told police he was distracted by a GPS unit mounted to his windshield…

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

UPDATE: ‘Downtown Burien’ archway on SW 152nd destroyed; new videos added

Portion of the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign, back when it was still standing.Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer A crane truck knocked down the ‘Downtown Burien’ archway sign... [Read more]

68 years ago, a fatal plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport killed nine

68 years ago, a fatal plane crash at Sea-Tac Airport killed nine

68 years ago – Nov. 30, 1947, at around 2:25 p.m. – an Alaska Airlines airplane with 25 passengers and three crewmembers on board crashed while trying to land at Sea-Tac Airport, killing nine and... [Read more]

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

Burien Police car struck by stolen vehicle near SW 130th & 2nd Ave SW Sunday

KIRO 7 is reporting that a Burien Police cruiser was hit by a stolen car on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 22. The crash ocurred near SW 130th Street and 2nd Ave SW (map below). The officer suffered minor injuries. KIRO... [Read more]

26-year old woman on motorcycle killed in head-on collision Monday night

26-year old woman on motorcycle killed in head-on collision Monday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that a female passenger on a motorcycle was killed in a head-on collision with a vehicle in the 14300 block of 1st Ave South…

Burien Police cruiser crashes into car Sunday night

Burien Police cruiser crashes into car Sunday night

Photos courtesy King County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8:10 p.m. Sunday night (Oct. 11), a Burien Police Department cruiser was southbound on 1st Ave South with lights and siren on, en route to back... [Read more]

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney killed in motorcycle accident

Longtime community advocate Irish McKinney was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident in California on Monday, Aug. 17. Irish was well-known to the White Center/Burien-area as an avid Harley rider, accountant... [Read more]

Victim of high-speed crash on Ambaum identified as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26

Victim of high-speed crash on Ambaum identified as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26

Photo of Benjamin J. Smith from Gofundme page. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the victim of the fatal Aug. 14 car crash on Ambaum Blvd. SW as Benjamin Joseph Smith, 26, of Auburn. The... [Read more]

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

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

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... [Read more]

Driver rams into gas pump at AM-PM Market on SW 136th, causing fire

Driver rams into gas pump at AM-PM Market on SW 136th, causing fire

This post was updated with new information on July 6, 2015: A female driver accidentally rammed her car into a gas pump at the AM-PM Market on SW 136th and Ambaum Blvd. SW on Saturday afternoon (July... [Read more]

No, B&E Meats doesn’t have a drive-through; SUV crashes into front of shop

No, B&E Meats doesn’t have a drive-through; SUV crashes into front of shop

On Tuesday (June 30) around 1:45/2 p.m., a green SUV accidentally crashed into the front of B&E Meats, located at 15003 Ambaum Blvd SW in Burien. No injuries were reported, but the store suffered some... [Read more]