Seattle Pacific University freshman killed in construction crane collapse

Mail Online | 4/28/2019 | Anneta Konstantinides;Michelle Curran For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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A Seattle Pacific University student was among the four people who were tragically killed when a construction crane fell from a building and crashed into a busy street in Seattle.

Sarah Wong, a freshman at the school, had been riding in a car with another student when the crane fell from an under-construction Google building in the city's downtown area.

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The other student was unharmed but is 'deeply shaken by the accident and loss of Sarah', according to the school.

Wong, who was from South Pasadena, California, intended to major in nursing and had lived on campus.

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'We are deeply saddened to confirm that one of our students passed away in the crane accident in Seattle on April 27,' SPU said in a statement on Sunday.

'While we grieve the sudden and tragic loss of our precious student, we draw comfort from each other, our strong community of faith, and God's presence with us in times of sorrow. We ask that the community join us in praying for Sarah's family and friends during this difficult time.'

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Two of victims killed in the accident were experienced ironworkers who were disassembling the crane, according to their unions - who declined to name the pair.

One was from Seattle while another was from Portland. The Seattle worker was described as a young father with a family. The Portland ironworker had recently married, according to the Seattle Times.

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The fourth person who died in the accident was, like Wong, traveling in a car at the time of the accident. The King County Medical Examiner's Office will release the names of all four victims on Monday.

The crane at the South Lake Union project collapsed on Mercer Street near Interstate 5 shortly before 3.30pm and crushed six cars below, according to the Seattle Fire Department....
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