1 dead, 2 injured after tree falls on car in Renton

by: KIRO 7 News Staff Updated:

A 33-year-old woman was killed Monday evening after a tree fell onto a vehicle she was driving in Renton, deputies said. 

A passenger, who was also a 33-year-old woman, was seriously injured and a child sitting in the back seat had minor injuries. 

The three were inside of a vehicle in the 15900 block of Southeast 179th Street. 


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Deputies said callers reported hearing the sound of a crash and then came out of their homes to see a tree had broken off and landed on a passing car after 6 p.m.

Neighbors rushed to the vehicle to help but could not reach the driver or front seat passenger. Deputies said neighbors pulled the toddler from her back seat until crews got to the scene. 

When crews arrived, the driver was pronounced dead. They had to cut the roof off of the car to get to the front passenger. 

The front passenger and toddler were taken to Harborview Medical Center. 

The relationship of the three people in the car are unknown. 

A High Wind Warning was in effect until 9 p.m. Monday for Western Washington. 

Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph are expected, and some wind gusts have been recorded as high as 60 MPH. 

Trees have fallen across the region, many taking down power lines. More than 70,000 people lost power late Monday afternoon. 


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