Pursuit on Lake City Way ends in fatal crash

Pursuit on Lake City Way ends in fatal crash

SEATTLE — A police pursuit of a fleeing car in North Seattle ended in a fatal crash early Thursday.

The rollover crash happened in the 7500 block of Lake City Way Northeast/SR 522 on the offramp to southbound I-5 at about 4 a.m.

Police were responding to another call when the chase started. Officers were heading to a domestic violence call in the Lake City area just before 4 a.m.

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When police arrived at a house, they heard a gunshot and saw a car speed away from the scene.

Officers chased the car, which ended up on Lake City Way.

The suspect lost control, hit a median, clipped two cars and then rolled over.

There were two people in the car. A man who was ejected died. Another man was trapped in the car and had to be rescued. His statement to police made it unclear who was driving.

KIRO 7 News video showed that parked cars were struck in the crash and the car that lost control on it's roof.

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