The vehicle involved in Saturday night’s fatal crash in Bellevue. The vehicle’s engine completely separated from the front of the vehicle. Photo courtesy of Bellevue police

Bellevue teen killed in crash, police suspect alcohol involved

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 12:29pm
  • News

A 19-year-old Bellevue resident died over the weekend after the vehicle he was driving lost control and struck two trees in a crash Saturday night in Bellevue.

The accident occurred at 8:50 p.m. at 148th Avenue NE, just north of NE 8th Street. When officers responded to the accident report, they found a 2010 Mazda on the shoulder of the roadway. The driver, who was the single occupant of the vehicle, was partially ejected from the vehicle, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe that the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed on the wet roadway prior to the crash. Police believe the driver lost control, and then struck a tree on the side of the roadway, causing the engine to separate from the front of the vehicle.

Based on evidence located at the scene, officers believe alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene, and will be assisting the Bellevue Police Department with making death notifications and determining the toxicology results for the driver.

Bellevue police closed 148th Avenue for approximately four hours as they investigated. No other vehicles were suspected to be involved in the collision.

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