A Seattle Pacific University freshman, longtime Seattle city employee and two ironworkers have been identified as the four victims killed Saturday in a crane collapse in South Lake Union.
The King County Medical Examiner's Office released all the victims' names Monday afternoon, along with cause and manner of death.
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Sarah Wong, 19
SPU sent an email to students early Sunday morning identifying Sarah Wong as one of the deceased. Wong was in a car on Mercer Street during the time of the accident. She died at the scene, while a friend, who was also in the vehicle, emerged unscathed.
"We are deeply saddened to confirm that one of our students passed away in the crane accident in Seattle on April 27. Sarah Wong was in a car on Mercer Street when the crane fell. She was a freshman with an intended major in nursing and lived on campus. While we grieve the sudden and tragic loss of our precious student, we draw comfort from each other, our strong community of faith, and God’s presence with us in times of sorrow. We ask that the community join us in praying for Sarah’s family and friends during this difficult time."
Wong's cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries to her torso and manner of death was accident.
Travis Corbet, 33
Travis Corbet was identified Sunday evening by his wife Samantha as one of the ironworkers killed in the crane collapse. Corbet and his wife live in Oregon and he served in the Marines.
Corbet's cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries and the manner of death was accident.
Andrew Yoder, 31
The King County Medical Examiner identified Andrew Yoder as one of the victims Monday afternoon. His cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries and manner of death was accident.
Alan Justad, 71
The King County Medical Examiner identified Alan Justad as one of the victims Monday afternoon. Justad was a longtime city of Seattle employee and former deputy director of the Department of Planning and Development.
Mayor Jenny Durkan released a statement:
"The City of Seattle family has lost a true public servant. Alan was a friend to many at the City of Seattle during his decades of outstanding service to our great City. Alan was respected for his commitment to service, his warmth, and his relentless belief in doing good for Seattle. So many in Seattle are grieving today as they absorb this terrible news. I'm holding Alan's family and loved ones in my thoughts as they mourn this loss. This accident was tough for so many in our community - from our ironworkers to Seattle Pacific University to the City of Seattle family, and we continue to send our deepest condolences to those who lost ones they knew and loved."
His cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries and manner of death was accident.
A 25-year-old Seattle woman and her 4-month-old daughter, both of them in an Audi, survived. A Shoreline man who was driving a vehicle that was struck was treated at the scene. A 28-year-old Lynnwood man injured while driving his vehicle was taken to Harborview Medical Center in satisfactory condition.
The woman and child have since been released from Harborview. As of Monday afternoon, the 28-year-old man remains in stable condition, per a Harborview spokesperson. He is expected to be released soon.
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