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Police: 1 dead, 3 injured after driver hits pedestrians near Aurora Bridge in Seattle

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SEATTLE – Authorities say a driver hit four pedestrians, killing one, just north of the Aurora Bridge.

The crash happened at about 1 p.m. Friday on Aurora Avenue N. at N 40th Street.

One person was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash and three other people were hospitalized. Hospital officials say a 23-year-old and 63-year-old are in critical condition; a 25-year-old is in satisfactory condition.

Investigators say the driver of the car was speeding on Aurora Avenue, lost control and hit the pedestrians. The driver then tried to run from the scene.

"I bang on the bus driver to let me out, let me out. I got to go chase her down; she's leaving," said Lamini Amara.

Amara says he was riding the bus home from work when he heard the crash. He says he looked over and saw the driver of the car climbing out of a window and running from the scene.

He says he chased her up the hill and waited for police to arrive.

"She was hiding in the bushes. I just pointed her out like, 'she is the one that hit those people,'" he said.

The driver is facing vehicular homicide charges.

The victim's name has not been released.

Northbound Aurora Avenue N. was closed for several hours after the crash but reopened as of 6:25 p.m. Friday, according to the Seattle Department of Transportation.

The crash remains under investigation.

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