SEATAC -- Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl for investigation of vehicular assault after a high-speed crash Monday night in SeaTac that injured four people. Detectives believe the teenage driver may have been under the influence at the time of the crash.
King County sheriff's deputies were called shortly after 9 p.m. to a serious crash near Des Moines Memorial Dr & S 136th St. They found a car and a truck near the intersection both with serious damage.
Witnesses told deputies that the 15-year-old driver went through a red light and slammed into the pickup truck.
A father and his 7-year-old son were trapped inside the truck. Firefighters were called to help get them out. They were both taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where they were listed in critical condition on Tuesday.
Police say there were four people in the teen's car plus the driver. Deputies said three of the passengers, two teens and a 5 year old, ran off before they could be interviewed. They have all been identified and apparently did not suffer any serious injuries.
The impact was so powerful that it tore the pickup truck apart.
A firefighter at the scene said this may be the worst accident he's ever seen.
"The motor is completely separated from the rest of the vehicle. The cab removed from the truck," said Kent firefighter Randy Droppert. "I don't know if I've ever seen anything quite this devastating."
The driver and passenger in the front seat, a man in his 20s, were both taken to local hospitals for minor injuries.
Once the driver was released from Harborview, deputies booked her into the King County Youth Services Center.
Deputies said they obtained a warrant for samples of her blood and the results are pending.