According to a report on Saturday morning, a car that crossed the barriers on a closed Seattle highway in the early hours of Saturday, killed one of the workers, 5 of whom died.
The hospital spokesperson said that 24-year-old Summer Taylor was brought to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition following a critical condition and died on Saturday evening.
The other victim (person injured), 32-year-old Diaz Love, remains in critical condition, the hospital said.
As reported by CrimeOnline earlier, Washington State troopers arrested 27-year-old DaVet Kelly and charged him with two counts of vehicular assault and denied bond. With Taylor’s death, those charges are likely to change
When the incident happened, Love had lodged a protest in a Facebook video called “Black Fame March March I-5”. Minutes before the event, a handful of people are on Interstate 5, interacting with each other and dancing to music. About 15 seconds before the video’s abrupt end, “Car!” Is heard, followed by screaming, tire rashes, and the terrible sound of an impact.
Another video showed the car speeding around obstacles and cars, then accelerating towards the small group of protesters, throwing Taylor and Love into the air as they struck them. The white jaguar of the kettle went away and was stopped a mile away by the protesters, who followed him and held him until the troops arrived.
The Washington State Patrol tweeted Saturday evening that it would no longer allow protesters to go the interstate route and arrest anyone who tried.
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan expressed condolences to Taylor’s family, as did the state patrol.
Seattle has been the site of numerous protests since the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers in May, with protests against police vandalism and inept immunity around the country. Last week, Seattle police disbanded the “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” (CHOP) zone, where protesters occupied several blocks near the state Capitol for several weeks. Two people died after four shootings in 10 days, with the authorities deciding to end the occupation.
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