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1 killed, 2 injured after SUV hits pedestrian and crashes into Lynnwood home

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — Lynnwood police are investigating a fatal crash after a 50-year-old woman was struck and killed by a SUV Thursday evening.

The crash happened about 6:15 p.m. in the 4600 block of 188th Street Southwest.

Investigators said the driver of a Honda CRV allegedly drove in the opposite lanes of the street, jumped the curb and sped down the sidewalk, destroying traffic signs and then struck a woman, who was on the sidewalk.

Police said witnesses described seeing the pedestrian carried on the hood of the vehicle as it continued westbound on 188th Street Southwest, going between telephone poles and into a front yard.

The car then slammed through a garage, which had been converted into a "man cave" in a home, police said.

A 61-year-old man living at the house was sitting on a chair in the garage during the time of the crash.

"He was tossed across the room and he was injured," said Commander Cole Langdon.

The man was taken to the hospital.

Paramedics performed CPR on the pedestrian, who was found on the ground next to the crashed SUV.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The vehicle's driver, a woman in her mid-20s, was also injured, but the extent of her injuries is unknown, officials said. She was also taken to the hospital.

Langdon said blood tests would be done to determine if the woman was driving while impaired.

"The circumstances of this are quite strange, they're troubling," said Langdon. "We're wanting to figure out the why, and the how this could have happened. She was driving on the sidewalk for a considerable distance, all on the wrong side of the road."

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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