'A horrible day in Seattle': Crane collapse kills 4 in downtown

  • Source: KING 5 News
  • Published: 04/29/2019 12:00 AM

Four people were killed when a crane collapsed Saturday afternoon, falling onto traffic in downtown Seattle. The Seattle Fire Department said one woman and three men were dead before the first firefighters arrived at the scene. Two of the people killed were ironworkers working on the crane and the other two were inside vehicles. The woman was identified Sunday as a Seattle Pacific University student. Three people were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries, including a mother and her young child, said Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. The mother and four-month-old were released from the hospital late Saturday night, while a 28-year-old man was in satisfactory condition, according to hospital officials. The King County Medical Examiner's Office said it would not release names of people who died until Monday. "It's a horrible day in Seattle when something like this happens right in the heart of our city," Mayor Jenny Durkan said.


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