Police say texting driver caused Seattle police detective's crash

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SEATAC, Wash. - A Seattle police detective’s unmarked car was struck on Interstate 5 Friday morning in a crash caused by a texting driver, according to authorities.

The crash happened southbound near the 200th Street exit in SeaTac.

Officers said the texting driver drifted into another lane and struck another car.  That car then hit the unmarked police car driven by a detective who had another Seattle police employee as a passenger.

The detective’s car ended up in a ditch. The passenger in the car complained of minor injuries and was transported to a hospital to be checked out.