Seattle Fire Department spokesman says 4 killed after construction crane falls on street

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Published: Apr. 27, 2019 at 7:46 PM EDT
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Seattle Fire Department spokesman says 4 killed after construction crane falls on street.

Seattle's fire chief says the four people who died after a construction crane fell on a street include two crane operators and two people who were in cars below.

Fire Chief Harold Scoggins says the crane fell around 3:30 p.m., crushing six cars. He says three people -- including a mother and her child -- were wounded and taken to a hospital.

Susan Gregg, a spokeswoman for Harborview Medical Center, tells The Associated Press that a 25-year-old mother and a baby were being evaluated but their injuries were not considered life-threatening. Gregg says a 28-year-old man is also being evaluated for non-life-threatening injuries at the center.

Assistant Chief of Patrol Operations Eric Greening says all lanes may be closed until Sunday night.

This an ongoing situation. We will update this story as soon as we learn more information.