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Car Crashes Into Utility Pole, Catches Fire

The condition of the driver is unknown. Patch will update this article as more information becomes available.

Drivers beware: Tonight’s early evening commute from downtown Renton to Fairwood and Maple Valley is going to be nasty.

The King County Sheriff’s Office is currently at the scene of a suspected one-car accident where the driver left the roadway and crashed into a utility pole near Petrovitsky and 140th shortly after 3 p.m.

According to Sgt. Cindi West, the car caught fire after striking the pole. Passers-by attempted to help the driver out of the car. The condition of the driver is not currently known. 

Petrovitsky remains closed as of 4:30 p.m. and the King County major accident reconstruction team is at the scene investigating. Traffic is being re-routed to the south.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jenny Manning October 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Thank you, Lisa Fields, for uploading your photo of yesterday's crash! Great shot. Anyone can post to Renton Patch - all you need to do is sign up for a (free) account and you can post events, announcements, blog posts, photos and videos.

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