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One woman killed, one seriously injured as car hits protesters on closed Seattle highway killing

Dawit Kelete, a 27-year-old man of Seattle, drove a car onto the closed I-5 freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, killing Summer Taylor and injuring Diaz Love.

According to a police report released by the Washington State Patrol, Kelete drove his Jaguar around vehicles that were blocking Interstate 5 and sped into the crowd about 1:40 a.m. (local time). A video taken at the scene by one of the protesters showed people shouting “Car! Car!” before fleeing the roadway.

The mayor of Seattle, Jenny Durkan, tweeted: "No one should risk their life for demanding better from our city, state and country".

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