Terrell Aaron and Skyler Thornton Die in Seattle Hit-and-Run on 5 Freeway
SEATTLE, WA (March 6, 2023) – The King County Medical Examiner identified Skyler Royce Thornton and Terrell D. Aaron as the victims who died in a crash on 5 Freeway on February 26.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the collision happened near South Spokane Street shortly after 3:00 AM. Based on a report, a vehicle rear-ended another in the lanes.
Subsequently, both cars came to a stop in the left lane of the freeway. Then, the driver of the first car went out to inspect the damage. At that time, another car rear-ended the second vehicle, pushing the second vehicle into the first car and striking its driver.
As a result, Thornton and Aaron who were occupants of the first car died of multiple blunt-force injuries.
The Seattle Fire Department said the 22-year-old man who was struck while inspecting his vehicle is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center.
The occupants of the car that rear-ended the second vehicle fled the scene on foot.
At this point, an investigation into the accident is ongoing.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Skyler Thornton and Terrell Aaron.
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