Protester dies, another fights for her life after car drives into crowd in Seattle

Protester dies, another fights for her life after car drives into crowd in Seattle
A driver is in custody after crashing into a group of protesters in Seattle, injuring two women. (Washington State Patrol/Washington State Patrol)

SEATTLE — A driver is in custody after crashing into a group of protesters in Seattle, injuring two women.

Update 9:44 a.m. EDT July 5: One protester has died and another is in serious condition after being hit by a car that plowed into a crowd on I-5 near the Olive Way overpass in Seattle.

A spokesperson for Harborview Medical Center confirmed that Summer Taylor, 24, died from her injuries, KIRO-TV reported.

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The other victim, 32-year-old Diaz Love remains in serious condition in the intensive care unit.

Original report: Officers said the accident happened after midnight during protests on southbound I-5.

The freeway was closed at the time, Washington State Patrol said the vehicle drove through the closure.

A man was taken into custody. Troopers said impairment isn’t believed to be a factor and the investigation into possible motive is underway.

The two women were taken to Harborview Medical Center. One suffered life-threatening injuries and the other is in serious condition.