A 17 year-old Seattle girl died in a traffic accident Tuesday night, the King County Sheriff reports.
She was a passenger in a 1991 Ford Escort driven by an 18 year-old Renton man.
The driver and two other passengers, a 17 year-old male from Ravensdale and a 16 year-old Renton girl, were injured. Their injuries were not life-threatening, and they were treated at Valley Medical Center.
The accident happened about 10:15 PM in the 22600 block of Sweeney Road SE in unincorporated King County east of Kent.
The vehicle was eastbound on Sweeney Road when the driver lost control coming out of a curve. The car went sideways, sheared off a fire hydrant then rolled once before stopping against a tree. The passenger died in route to Harborview Medical Center in downtown Seattle.
Detectives did not find any evidence of drugs or alcohol, but believe excessive speed was likely a contributing factor in the crash.