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Statement on Crash on Highway 99

Councilmember Alex Pedersen released the following statement about the crash on State Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue N.) as reported in the Seattle Times, which killed a brother and sister and inflicted major injuries to their father:

“This recent crash on State Highway 99 (Aurora Avenue N) is devastating and Seattle’s thoughts and prayers are with the Richman family as they mourn the loss of brother and sister Michael and Rebecca Richman. Our hearts are also with their father, who is recovering from serious injuries due to the crash. In terrible incidents like this, I try to lift up our gratitude for those who helped. I want to thank our first responders, as well as the witnesses who risked their own safety to both aid those injured and to follow the driver as she allegedly tried to flee the scene. My office has been in contact with both our Seattle Police Department (SPD) and Department of Transportation (SDOT) as soon as we learned of the crash, I visited the scene myself, and we continue to follow the situation closely. I have asked both departments to keep me informed as they continue to gather more information about the incident and how they are working harder to keep pedestrians safe in our city.”

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