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Stolen Vehicle Collision Causes One Fatality On West Mercer Way

Sept 1, 2017 - At approximately 6:45am Friday morning, the driver of a stolen vehicle, with one passenger, was travelling at a high rate of speed when he collided with another vehicle near SE 24th Street and West Mercer Way. The Mercer Island Police Department (MIPD) was not in pursuit. Both cars ran off the road.

The sole occupant of the victim vehicle died from the impact, and has yet to be publicly identified.

The driver of the stolen vehicle is in custody on investigation of vehicular homicide, and his passenger was transported to the hospital. One of the suspects fled the scene, but was quickly apprehended by MIPD.

Accident investigations continue (10:45am) and West Mercer Way remains blocked in both directions, just south of the I-90 on/off ramps. Please use alternate routes.

-Officer Jennifer Franklin, MIPD


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