Pursuit of stolen car in SeaTac ends in collision in Des Moines Friday night

The King County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that at 5:30 p.m. Friday night (Jan. 16), a SeaTac deputy attempted to stop a Honda that had been reported stolen to Tukwila Police.

The stolen car didn’t stop and fled west on South 200th Street from International Boulevard. Pursuing police cruiser speeds reached 60 miles per hour.

At South 200th and 8th Ave South in Des Moines, the suspect collided with another vehicle in the intersection.

The pursuit lasted approximately 90 seconds.

Police say that the suspect – and lone occupant of the stolen car – fled on foot and escaped.

The car he hit was occupied by an adult male and two children. The children were uninjured, but the male driver had serious injuries and was transported to the hospital.

A K9 track was attempted with negative results.

Detectives from the Major Accident Response and Reconstruction (MARR) Unit are conducting the investigation.

There is no description of the suspect.


One Response to “Pursuit of stolen car in SeaTac ends in collision in Des Moines Friday night”
  1. Anon says:

    Sorry for the owner of the stolen car and understand the police we’re just trying to recover the stolen property, but I gotta wonder if it was really worth pushing the thief to high speeds through a neighborhood where children play. Life is precious; Hondas are replaceable. And the punch line is the thief got away. I hope next time our “finest” show a little better judgement.

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