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Update on SUV Rollover

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As reported earlier, a Renton man was burned over most of his body and his passenger ejected when their sport utility vehicle crashed. There are allegations it was involved in a hit-and-run accident.

The accident happened just before 3 a.m. Monday on the offramp from northbound Interstate 5 to South 200th Street in SeaTac.

It began with a minor hit-and-run accident on I-5 in Federal Way. The driver of the passenger car that was struck tried following the SUV for a while, even relaying their route to 911 dispatchers on his cell phone. But the SUV was traveling at such a high speed, the driver of the other vehicle gave up the chase and pulled over to wait for responding troopers.

Within minutes there was another report — this time of an SUV that had crashed, rolled and burst into flames, with one person still trapped in the vehicle. The first arriving trooper found the driver, a 33-year-old Renton man, pinned behind the wheel of the burning vehicle, which had landed upright even after rolling. A passenger had been ejected during the crash and was on the roadway, Pratt said.

The man was said to be in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center. The passenger was also at Harborview and in critical condition.

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