6:29 AM PT -- 7/5 One of the protesters has now died from injuries. 24-year-old Summer Taylor died in the hospital Saturday night. They were a Seattle resident who was peacefully protesting on a closed stretch of I-5 when the car plowed into 2 people. The other protester who was injured, Diaz Love, is in serious condition and remains in the ICU. As for the driver, Dawit Kelete, he has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of vehicular assault. Now that someone has died he could face homicide charges.
Two protesters were mowed down by a car early Saturday morning in Seattle, and the driver is now under arrest.
It happened at around 1:30 AM on a stretch of the I-5 that was closed to traffic. A car suddenly barreled down the road, striking 2 people. A 24-year-old person is in critical condition with what troopers said were life-threatening injuries. Another person suffered injuries that were described as serious.
Eyewitnesses told authorities they believed the incident was a "purposeful attack."
The Washington State Patrol took the driver into custody. A spokesperson says it does not appear that impairment was a factor.