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An Uber SUV crashes into a gas station in Seattle on Monday night. (KOMO News / Facebook screen grab)

The crash of a Seattle Uber that ended with a fiery explosion Monday night at a North Seattle gas station has claimed the life of a man whose car was hit by the SUV blocks before it came to rest.

SeattleP-I.com reported Wednesday that the 35-year-old man was pronounced dead at Harborview Medical Center after dying sometime Tuesday. The man was traveling north on Holman Road in a 1997 Honda Accord when he was hit by a 2007 Nissan Xterra, also headed north, being driven by a 60-year-old Uber driver.

The P-I reported that the Honda went sideways into a tree that cut his car in half, and that the victim was trapped in the vehicle.

North Seattle Firey Crash

Video shows a gas pump burst into a ball of flames after being hit by an SUV in North Seattle. Details: http://bit.ly/2mEq4lr

Posted by KOMO News on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Uber, which was also carrying a 40-year-old passenger, went two blocks further before crashing through the pumps and setting off a fireball at a Shell station at Holman Road and Fourth Avenue Northwest. Video of the gas station crash went viral on Tuesday, and shows the SUV narrowly missing a person at the pumps before the explosion.

The P-I said that the woman in the Uber suffered minor injuries and the driver was not hurt. He was checked for signs of impairment and a blood sample was taken. The P-I said the man was interviewed and released pending blood lab results, according to police.

“Hearing this news is deeply upsetting,” Uber safety spokeswoman Tracey Breeden said in a statement to GeekWire. “Our hearts and thoughts go out to the grieving family impacted by this tragic event.”

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