• Police: Stolen SUV crashes into building


    SEATTLE - Two people were cut out of a vehicle after it crashed into a building Sunday morning, police said. 

    The incident happened at about 2:15 a.m. when an officer saw a white 2002 Chevy Avalanche SUV traveling at a high rate of speed on Rainier Avenue South. 

    Police said the SUV nearly struck the officer’s patrol vehicle. 

    The officer lost sight of the vehicle, but other officers later found the SUV at Rainier Avenue South and South Charlestown Street. The SUV crashed into the corner of a building, which caused significant damage. 

    The driver and passenger were trapped inside the SUV, and both had to be cut out. 

    The 26-year-old driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A 22-year-old passenger was also taken to Harborview Medical Center, and had minor injuries.

    Police said the SUV was a reported stolen vehicle.

    Authorities will continue to investigate the crash.

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