At approximately 7:25 a.m. this morning, Monday, May 31, a Toyota Camry carrying two 24-year-old men crashed while traveling southbound on Aurora Ave N. According to the SPD Blotter:
As the vehicle entered the 1700 Block of Aurora, it failed to negotiate the right curve and left the roadway colliding broadside with a light pole on the west side of Aurora. The impact caused the Toyota to rollover at least once and it came to rest on its top. The light pole broke off at ground level and fell across two lanes of Aurora.
Seattle Fire Department crews were able to extract both men and transport them to Harborview Medical Center. The passenger later died. The car’s driver was treated and released from the hospital, only to be booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Homicide.
The wreckage was cleared and the roadway reopened at around 11:15 a.m. this morning. Traffic Collision Investigation Squad (TCIS) detectives are continuing their investigation into the crash.