Two people killed after car ploughs into crowd of pedestrians in Seattle

Two people have died and three others are injured after a car ploughed into pedestrians on a sidewalk near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, police said.

One person is dead and two are in hospital.

A man who was driving the car has been arrested.

The crash happened just after 6:00pm (local time) on the West Seattle Boulevard near the airport.

Police have identified the victim as 51-year-old Thomas T. Wiesner of Redmond, who was a member of the city’s Metropolitan Police Department.


Wiedner was identified as one of two people killed in the crash.

Witnesses told police they saw a vehicle heading west on the same sidewalk.

Officers later found a black pickup truck and a vehicle matching the description in the area of the crash, police spokeswoman Toni Rheaume said.

“There is no indication that there were any other vehicles involved,” she said.

“It appears that it was a lone vehicle that drove into a crowd.”

A witness told police that a white pickup truck was seen heading south on the sidewalk and another vehicle was seen going east.

A white pickup, believed to be the vehicle involved in the collision, had a silver or black truck grille with the words “COPY” written in white lettering on it, Rheaute said.

“The two vehicles were coming out of the same alley and they appeared to be heading in opposite directions,” Rheaue said.

The victim was taken to a hospital for medical attention.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the King County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit at (206) 665-2222 or the King City Police Department at (425) 468-2900.

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