Update: Seattle Police says the driver of the pickup truck drove through a red light while traveling eastbound on Market St., colliding with two other vehicles before ramming into a pole and utility control box. Another vehicle was struck by one of the other cars.
The pickup driver died in the crash, and the passenger was injured. Two others were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.
Earlier: A pickup collided with a pole and a utility box at Ballard’s busiest intersection just after midnight on Friday morning, killing one of the two occupants, Seattle Fire said.
Other vehicles were also damaged in the crash.
A very large response of firefighters closed down both 15th Ave. NW and NW Market St. as they worked on extricating the two trapped patients by sawing off the top of the cab.
A man was pronounced dead, and a woman was taken to Harborview in stable condition.
Investigators will be working at the scene for several hours. No word on how long the intersection will be closed, but it should reopen in time for the morning commute.
(Our thanks to Silver for the photos.)