Woman dies after collision with stolen pickup

May 22, 2013

A Mukilteo woman who was injured when her car was struck on the night of May 12 by a stolen pickup has died.

Rachael Kamin, 40, died overnight on May 15 at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death, Everett police said.

Kamin was seriously injured in a collision after a stolen white 350 Ford pickup truck crashed into her car. Although Harborview doctors did all they could, she was not saved.

Bothell police attempted to pull over the stolen pickup just after 11:20 p.m., Sunday.

The pickup would not stop and entered a parking lot where it collided with a vehicle before backing into a police car, said Aaron Snell, spokesperson for the Everett Police Department.

With police in pursuit, the pickup fled at high speeds northbound on I-5, then exited at S.E. Everett Mall Way and continued northbound on Evergreen Way until it collided with a car in the intersection of Rucker Avenue and Pacific Avenue.

The pickup flipped upside down and slid onto the sidewalk, Snell said.

The collision pushed the car northbound on Rucker Avenue and onto its side, where it ruptured a natural gas line before stopping. The natural gas line caught fire as a result of the crash.

Kamin was trapped inside. Firefighters and police officers had to move the car before she could be extracted.

The driver of the pickup, a 33-year-old Seattle man, was transported to Providence hospital with less serious injuries. The man will be booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of first-degree murder, Snell said.

Everett detectives are investigating the collision. Both vehicles were impounded as evidence.

To further their investigation, detectives are looking for another car that was struck by the F-350. The other vehicle was also struck on May 12, at the AM/PM on the 1500 block of 164th St. S.E. near Wal-Mart and I-5. That collision occurred at 11:27 p.m.

Everett police would like the driver of the passenger car and anyone who witnessed the collision on 164th Street S.E. to call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at 425-257-8450.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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