Alcohol believed to be a factor in SeaTac head-on crash

Alcohol believed to be a factor in SeaTac head-on crash

Credit: KING / Alex Rozier

Alcohol believed to be a factor in SeaTac head-on crash

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by ALEX ROZIER and LIZA JAVIER / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 6, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Updated Sunday, Jul 6 at 5:16 PM

SEATAC, Wash. -- Police believe alcohol was a factor in a head-on collision in SeaTac Sunday morning that left two people critically injured.

The two-car crash happened just before 7:30 a.m. and shut down South 188th Street between 16th and Des Moines Memorial Drive for hours.

Responding SeaTac police officers found a 22-year-old driver in critical condition in a red Nissan.  Officers also found beer bottles inside the vehicle. A 42-year-old driver, also in critical condition, was found in a silver Subaru.

A SeaTac Police Department spokesman said the 22-year-old driver is suspected of driving under the influence and was speeding when he crossed the center line and hit the 42-year-old driver's car.  

Both drivers were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The 42-year-old driver was upgraded to serious condition Sunday afternoon.

SeaTac Police Department said the incident was the second DUI crash they responded to Sunday morning.

KING 5's Alex Rozier was at the scene and tweeted the developments.

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