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Crane collapse kills 4 in downtown Seattle

A crane collapsed Saturday afternoon onto several lanes of traffic in downtown Seattle.

Posted: Apr 27, 2019 7:03 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2019 7:03 PM

SEATTLE, WA. -- A crane collapsed Saturday afternoon onto several lanes of traffic in downtown Seattle killing four people. 

A spokesperson with the Seattle Fire Department said crews responded to Mercer Street near Interstate 5.

Seattle's Fire Chief said the four people who died include two crane operators and two people who were in cars below.

Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said the crane fell around 3:30 p.m., crushing six cars. He said three people -- including a mother and her child -- were wounded and taken to a hospital.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center, said a 25-year-old mother and a baby were being evaluated but their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Gregg said a 28-year-old man is also being evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries at the center.

Assistant Chief of Patrol Operations Eric Greening said all lanes may be closed until Sunday night.

Stay with KEZI 9 News for updates. 

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