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Rollover crash on SR 509 exit to S. 188th Street kills driver Tuesday afternoon

Rollover crash on SR 509 exit to S. 188th Street kills driver Tuesday afternoon

On Tuesday afternoon just after 3 p.m., a semi-truck lost control on the S. 188th Street exit of SR 509 (map below), rolled into a ditch and killed the driver. The Washington State Patrol said that the... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

State Patrol seeking information on recent shooting on SR 509 in Burien

At approximately 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) received a 911 call from a victim that indicated another driver opened fire on their vehicle on SR 509, striking... [Read more]

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

Is this knife yours? Washington State Patrol seeking owners of stolen property

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Auto Theft Detectives are seeking anyone that recognizes stolen items shown in the photographs below. Troopers say that on Nov. 11, 2016, a stolen black 1995 Honda Accord... [Read more]

10 & 11-year old boys take over as Washington State Patrol’s ‘Chief for a Day’

10 & 11-year old boys take over as Washington State Patrol’s ‘Chief for a Day’

Photos courtesy Washington State Patrol Washington State Patrol Chief John Batiste handed over his title to Carlos, 10, and Angel, 11, Callejas on Thursday (Aug. 18) as part of the Washington State Criminal... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

Washington State Patrol seeking public’s help solving drive-by shooting on I-5

The Washington State Patrol is seeking the public’s help for information about a drive-by shooting that injured a motorist on I-5 March 23, 2016 at approximately 12:51 a.m. According to the victim,... [Read more]

SCAM ALERT: Washington State Patrol warns residents of telephone scam

SCAM ALERT: Washington State Patrol warns residents of telephone scam

Over the past 4 months, the Washington State Patrol (WSP) has received numerous phone calls from the public indicating they have been contacted by the agency soliciting donations. Based on the information... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

State Patrol seeking information on collision that injured Tukwila Firefighter

Washington State Patrol detectives are investigating a collision that occurred Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 on I-5 just north of I-405 at approximately 6:00 p.m., and are seeking the public’s help. The... [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]

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

Washington State Patrol Trooper rescues suicidal man over I-5 overpass

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that Trooper John Pierce – with the assistance of officers from the Tukwila Police Department and an off-duty Seattle Police officer – pulled a suicidal man... [Read more]

Washington State Patrol seeks additional witnesses to accident on SR-509

Washington State Patrol seeks additional witnesses to accident on SR-509

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle injury collision that occurred on Tuesday, July 9, at about 12:08 a.m. on southbound SR-509 at milepost 28, south of the 1st Avenue Bridge. Detectives... [Read more]

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

State Patrol seeking witnesses to Southcenter head-on collision

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a two vehicle, wrong-way, head-on injury collision that occurred on Monday, April 29, 2013 at about 8:09 a.m. The collision occurred on the Southcenter Parkway... [Read more]

State Troopers Seeking Witnesses to Serious Injury Collision on SR-509

State Troopers Seeking Witnesses to Serious Injury Collision on SR-509

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a serious injury accident that happened on southbound SR-509 Jan. 20, which left three injured men fleeing from the scene, leaving another one with serious... [Read more]

State Patrol Seeking Witnesses to Two-Car Fatality Collision

State Patrol Seeking Witnesses to Two-Car Fatality Collision

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a two-car fatality collision that occurred on southbound I-405 near the junction with I-5 early Saturday morning, March 24. Police say that just after... [Read more]

REPORT: 3-Month Old Burien Boy Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night

REPORT: 3-Month Old Burien Boy Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night

The Columbian is reporting that Gabriel Pina, a 3-month old Burien boy, was killed in a drunk-driving incident on I-5 Sunday night (Aug. 21) near Vancouver, Washington. The Washington State Patrol says... [Read more]

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Friday Night Accident On SR-509 In Burien

Motorcyclist Critically Injured In Friday Night Accident On SR-509 In Burien

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash Friday night where SR-509 intersects with SR-518 in Burien at approximately 9 p.m. Troopers report that the... [Read more]

Another Underage Driver Busted; This Time, 14-Year Old Boy Causes Crash

Another Underage Driver Busted; This Time, 14-Year Old Boy Causes Crash

Two weeks ago, we reported about a 13-year old boy getting busted for driving his drunk Dad in SeaTac; today comes word from the Washington State Patrol that a 14-year old boy drove his mother’s car... [Read more]

13-Year Old Boy Driver Stopped In SeaTac; Was Driving His Drunk Dad

13-Year Old Boy Driver Stopped In SeaTac; Was Driving His Drunk Dad

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that on Sunday (June 5), a Trooper stopped a vehicle in SeaTac for erratic braking and an equipment violation, only to discover that the car was being driven by... [Read more]

Suspect In DUI Vehicular Assault On State Trooper Faces Sentencing

Suspect In DUI Vehicular Assault On State Trooper Faces Sentencing

On Friday (May 27th), Julio Matins-Paes was scheduled to appear for sentencing in front of Judge J. Hill at the Regional Justice Center in Kent for Vehicular Assault charges stemming from a December 13,... [Read more]

Chase That Started In Burien Ends In Trooper Almost Being Run Down, Shooting

Chase That Started In Burien Ends In Trooper Almost Being Run Down, Shooting

A Washington State Patrol motorcycle officer fired shots Wednesday afternoon (Feb. 2nd) at a driver of a car stolen near Burien who allegedly tried to run her down as he fled from other officers. Police... [Read more]

DUI Driver Busted In Burien Court For Being Drunk; Then Gets Second DUI

DUI Driver Busted In Burien Court For Being Drunk; Then Gets Second DUI

The Washington State Patrol tells us about how a Kent man facing a May 2010 DUI charge got busted again for showing up for his hearing – drunk – in a Burien Courtoom last week. To somehow show that... [Read more]

Burien DUI Driver Strikes, Injures Washington State Trooper

Burien DUI Driver Strikes, Injures Washington State Trooper

Just before 5am Thursday morning (Dec. 30th), a Washington State Trooper received minor injuries when a Burien-based DUI driver lost control of his truck into a collision scene on northbound I-405 just... [Read more]

State Patrol Seeking Witnesses To Monday’s Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On 509

State Patrol Seeking Witnesses To Monday’s Fatal Wrong-Way Crash On 509

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses who may have seen the wrong way driver and subsequent collisions that occurred on Monday, Oct. 18th on SR 509 that led to a pedestrian fatality and several... [Read more]

Wrong Way Driver Killed, Several Injured In Bizarre Chain Reaction On 509

Wrong Way Driver Killed, Several Injured In Bizarre Chain Reaction On 509

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that, late Monday night (Oct. 18th), 911 dispatchers received a frantic phone call initially reporting a wrong way driver on SR-509 in Burien. This resulted in... [Read more]

Driver Arrested For DUI After Traveling Wrong Way On Freeway For 11 Miles

Driver Arrested For DUI After Traveling Wrong Way On Freeway For 11 Miles

The Washington State Patrol is reporting that a 40-year old Federal Way man was arrested Sunday morning (Sept. 12) for investigation of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after several 911 callers alerted... [Read more]