Taylor, who identifies as nonbinary, was struck and killed while protesting on a closed section of a freeway shortly after midnight. Diaz Love, 32, was also hit while livestreaming the protest on Facebook and remains in intensive care. According to Washington State Patrol Captain Ron Mead, the freeway had been closed by state patrol to allow the protest. Witnesses say Kelete sped away from the scene after the crash. A protester was able to follow in a vehicle, eventually pulling in front of Kelete and forcing him to stop. He was taken into custody a short time later.
Summer Taylor, Nonbinary Protestor, Killed By Car in Viral Video
Summer Taylor, Protester, Killed After Car Rams Into March
Summer Taylor, a year-old activist, has died after being hit by a car while peacefully protesting in Seattle. They were reportedly participating in the Black Femme March on Friday night, for which Washington State troopers had blocked off on-ramps onto Interstate 5. The driver, who has since been identified as year-old Dawit Kelete, rammed into two of the protesters — Taylor and Diaz Love, a year-old from Portland, Oregon — jettisoning them into the air. Journalist Mark Taylor-Canfield, who witnessed the incident, agreed.
The driver has been charged in the death of a Seattle protester who was hit by a car
A YEAR-old has died in the hospital just hours after they were one of two protesters hit by a wrong-way driver early Saturday morning. Summer Taylor was killed and Diaz Love, 32, was left in serious condition after a driver crashed into a nightly demonstration on a freeway in Seattle, Washington, The Seattle Times reported. Harborview Medical Center spokesperson Susan Gregg confirmed Taylor succumbed to their injuries on Saturday night, as Love remained in the intensive-care unit. The two demonstrators had been protesting on a closed portion of Interstate 5 when they were struck by a man- who drove the wrong direction on an off-ramp while entering the interstate.
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