The four-car crash happened near N. 155th Street just after 7 a.m., according to the King County Sheriffs Office.
One car was heading north when it crossed over the median and went into the southbound lanes, colliding head-on with another vehicle. The impact sent that vehicle into two other vehicles, causing minor damage.
The person who died was identified as a 62-year-old woman. The taxi cab driver and a driver in a second vehicle were rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition.
All lanes of Highway 99 are closed at the crash scene for the investigation and are expected to remain closed into the midday hours.
The car struck the taxi head on, shortly before 8 a.m. All lanes of Highway 99 — Aurora Avenue — were shut down around 155th Street in Shoreline during the morning commute for the investigation. The road was reopened at 11:33 a.m.
“We had a vehicle that crossed over the center line,” said Sgt. Ryan Abbott with the King County Sheriff’s Office. “The taxi was struck. The passenger in the taxi died at the scene. Both of the drivers are being transferred to Harborview (Medical Center). Sounds like both of their injuries are serious.”
The passenger, a 62-year-old woman, died. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.
Two other vehicles were involved in the collision and received minor damage. Neither driver was injured.