OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved an update to the state's wrongful death law, the latest reverberation from a fatal 2015 crash that cast a spotlight on a century-old state law.Read More
A person died after falling into the Duwamish Waterway in South Seattle early Thursday morning.
Around 4:45 a.m., the Seattle Fire Department received calls saying a "worker" had fallen into the water near the 5200 block of E. Marginal Way S. About 15 minutes later, the department reported the person had been taken out of the water and onto a barge.Read More
A 59-year-old Everett, Wash., man was killed Monday afternoon when his motorcycle struck a deer on Century Drive in southwest Bend and he was then hit by a pickup truck, police said Tuesday.Read More
A King County jury on Thursday awarded about $123 million to the victims and their families in the 2015 Ride the Ducks crash that killed five people and injured more than 60 others.
The jury determined after a four-month civil trial that Ride the Ducks International — the Branson, Missouri-based manufacturer of the Duck amphibious vehicle — bore 67 to 70 percent of the responsibility for the crash. The jury also found that Ride the Ducks of Seattle, which operated the tour vehicle, was 30 to 33 percent at fault.Read More
KING 5 NEWS: The family of the two victims killed in the Bellevue Chimney condominiums fire wants to hold the man who police say started the fire accountable. They filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Christo Fournarakis and his wife, along with the Chimney Homeowner's Association.Read More
SEATTLE TIMES: Rescuers found the 22-year-old woman under water Sunday, and she was pronounced dead less than two hours later, investigators said.Read More