SEATTLE — A driver is in custody after crashing into a group of protesters in Seattle, injuring two women.
Update 9:44 a.m. EDT July 5: One protester has died and another is in serious condition after being hit by a car that plowed into a crowd on I-5 near the Olive Way overpass in Seattle.
A spokesperson for Harborview Medical Center confirmed that Summer Taylor, 24, died from her injuries, KIRO-TV reported.
The other victim, 32-year-old Diaz Love remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit.
Original report: Officers said the accident happened after midnight during protests on southbound I-5.
The freeway was closed at the time, Washington State Patrol said the vehicle drove through the closure.
A man was taken into custody. Troopers said impairment isn’t believed to be a factor and the investigation into possible motive is underway.
The two women were taken to Harborview Medical Center. One suffered life-threatening injuries and the other is in serious condition.
Cox Media Group