1 killed, 1 injured as speeding car crashes in Tukwila

One person was killed and another was seriously hurt after a crash on W. Valley Hwy underneath I-405 early Wednesday morning. (Photo credit: Joshua Morgan)

TUKWILA -- One person died and another person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash on W. Valley Highway underneath I-405 in Tukwila early Wednesday morning.

At about 2:30 a.m., Tukwila fire crews were called to the scene of a serious crash where one person was reportedly trapped. Officials say the vehicle had been traveling at a high speed and hit a barrier.

No information on the victims' gender or age have been confirmed. Officials say the driver of the car was killed at the scene and the passenger was taken to the hospital in critical condition after being rescued with the jaws of life.

W. Valley Hwy was shut down for almost four hours for the fatal crash investigation, but all lanes have since reopened.

This is a breaking news story, and we will update it with any information we receive.

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