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April 29, 2019

Collapsed Crane in Seattle Leaves 4 Dead

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Officials revealed that four people were killed and multiple others hurt in Seattle on Saturday when a crane collapsed into traffic.

In an unfortunate accident on Saturday at least three people were hospitalized. The incident at Fairview Ave. N and Mercer Street saw a crane collapse into traffic.

Four people were killed and multiple people hurt.  The deceased included two ironworkers and two individuals who were in their vehicles at the time. Three were men and one was a woman.

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It was later revealed that the girl was a 19-year-old freshman college student. One of the men was a Marine who was a father.

The falling crane had been situated on top of a building. Authorities are investigating the four companies linked to the crane to determine what caused the deadly collapse.

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"It was not yet clear what caused the crane to fall," Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said.

Gov. Jay Inslee also took to Twitter to ensure the public that his team was "closely monitoring the situation" and express his condolences.

"My heart goes out to the family and friends of the four people who died in this terrible accident," he wrote. "Please stay clear of the scene and allow medical personnel and investigators to do their work."

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