High speed chase through Shoreline Wednesday

Thursday, February 24, 2011

by Diane Hettrick

According to multiple news reports, a man held an Everett woman at knifepoint, then stole her SUV and took off down I-5. An Everett patrolman started to pursue the vehicle for speeding, but dropped the chase and notified other jurisdictions. The report must have come to them almost immediately when the Everett woman called 911 as multiple Everett police cars took up the chase.

I talked to a man who had been driving southbound on I-5 in the middle of Shoreline. He said he was in the far left regular lane when suddenly a black SUV passed him in the HOV lane. He thought the vehicle was going at least 100 mph.

There was another vehicle a few car lengths ahead in the HOV lane. The SUV never slacked speed but swerved left onto the margin to go around the car and back on the freeway.

Right after that, six Everett police cars came through in hot pursuit.

By the time my informant reached Northgate, he heard the news reports about a major accident at Lake City Way.

The fugitive hit a Jeep and rolled both cars. Both he and the Jeep driver were taken to area hospitals but were reported to have minor injuries.

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