Jaahnavi Kandula Identified in Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Seattle
SEATTLE, WA (January 31, 2023) – Officers identified Jaahnavi Kandula as the victim who was struck and killed by a police vehicle on Dexter Avenue North on January 20.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision happened at Thomas Street shortly after 8:00 PM. Based on a report, the victim was walking through a crosswalk at the time of the crash.
At the same time, a police officer with the Seattle Police Department was responding in a patrol vehicle at the request of the Seattle Fire Department.
Due to unknown reasons, the officer struck the victim.
As a result, the King County Medical Examiner confirmed that Kandula died due to multiple blunt force injuries.
As of now, the investigation into the case remains ongoing. In addition, no other details are available.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Jaahnavi Kandula.
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