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Two people critically injured after car plows into protesters on Seattle freeway

Doug Stanglin


Police in Seattle have taken into custody the driver of a car that struck two women during a protest on a downtown stretch of Interstate 5 late Friday, leaving one of the victims in critical condition, according to media reports. Washington State Patrol spokesperson Trooper Rick Johnson said early Saturday that the car, which apparently entered the closed freeway through an off-ramp, plowed into “multiple pedestrians” shortly before midnight.  The vehicle was stopped and the driver taken into custody, Johnson said in a tweet. Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said a 24-year-old woman from Seattle has critical, life-threatening injuries and a 32-year-old woman from Bellingham has serious injuries. The driver, a 27-year-old man from Seattle, was in custody, Mead said. Though motive and charges are under investigation, Mead said the man faces multiple felony charges.


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