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Information about this morning's I-5 fatality – plus a suspected burglar

January 9th, 2015 by Mike

Seattle Police have posted information on the apparent suicide that shut down Interstate 5 at Northgate this morning.

The incident occurred at the Northeast 92nd Street overpass that leads to North Seattle College.

Police were forced to shut-down all lanes of northbound I-5 near Northgate during the Friday morning commute for a suicide investigation.

Both Washington State Patrol and Seattle Police began receiving numerous reports of collisions after a person jumped from the NE 92nd Street overpass to I-5 below just before 6 A.M. Seattle Police and WSP Troopers stopped all traffic on northbound I-5 to facilitate the investigation. The adult woman who jumped was killed instantly.

No motorists were injured and one car sustained minor damage in the collision.

The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene to investigate. The collision investigation and body recovery was complicated by the fact that the collision site spanned approximately 100 yards.

WSP troopers provided assistance by diverting traffic until all lanes were reopened around 8 a.m.

Police are also searching for a burglary suspect who fled officers at Northgate Mall earlier this week. That information is here.

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Information about this morning’s I-5 fatality – plus a suspected burglar

January 9th, 2015 by Mike

Seattle Police have posted information on the apparent suicide that shut down Interstate 5 at Northgate this morning.

The incident occurred at the Northeast 92nd Street overpass that leads to North Seattle College.

Police were forced to shut-down all lanes of northbound I-5 near Northgate during the Friday morning commute for a suicide investigation.

Both Washington State Patrol and Seattle Police began receiving numerous reports of collisions after a person jumped from the NE 92nd Street overpass to I-5 below just before 6 A.M. Seattle Police and WSP Troopers stopped all traffic on northbound I-5 to facilitate the investigation. The adult woman who jumped was killed instantly.

No motorists were injured and one car sustained minor damage in the collision.

The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene to investigate. The collision investigation and body recovery was complicated by the fact that the collision site spanned approximately 100 yards.

WSP troopers provided assistance by diverting traffic until all lanes were reopened around 8 a.m.

Police are also searching for a burglary suspect who fled officers at Northgate Mall earlier this week. That information is here.

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A smashed car window, a missing cat and a roadside shrine

September 26th, 2012 by Mike

The Art Tile showroom on Roosevelt Way Northeast wrote this afternoon:

ATTENTION:

Between 12 noon and 12:20 p.m. today an Art Tile Co. employee’s car was broken into while parked on the west side of Roosevelt just north of Art Tile between Northeast 85th & 86th streets. They broke out the right-hand window and stole a backpack. Yes this was in the middle of the day. BE ALERT FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY!

A little earlier Shelley wrote:

Hi Maple Leaf Blog. I was wondering if you could post this for me. We haven’t seen our cat Molly for a week and are getting worried. She’s the lighter cat on the bottom of this picture. Unfortunately she won’t keep a collar on so doesn’t have one right now. If anyone has seen her in the last few days, please let me know. Thanks!!!

Shelley lives at 12th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 89th Street. She can be reached at 206-351-4938.

Update 7 p.m.: Shelley writes:

I would like to thank the kind person who found Molly after she was hit by a car and rushed her to the vet to try and save her. He posted signs which I finally saw today and he called the vet to check up on her. If it wasn’t for him I would never have known what happened to her.

Finally, Nic emails to ask if we know what authorities have decided to do about the driver of a hit-and-run car that struck a man on 15th Avenue Northeast on Aug. 5.

According to police, witnesses said they saw the 32-year-old man sitting in the road about 2 a.m. According to a press release, the driver was jailed for investigation of vehicular homicide and investigation of hit and run.

Nic said a memorial has been established at the scene, just south of the bridge over Thornton Creek.

Other than your coverage at the time and the follow-up comments I cannot find anything about what happened (at the time and after the driver was charged) in any other news source. This is a block from my house and seven blocks from my office and I walk my dogs by the shrine every day.

No charges have yet been filed, according to the King County Prosecutor’s office, and a police spokesman said complex accidents investigated by the traffic department can often take several months to complete and forward to prosecutors. This investigation is still ongoing, he said.

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