Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Street Saturday

The City of SeaTac is mourning the loss of newly appointed City Councilmember Amina Ahmed, who passed away as the result of injuries suffered during a fatal auto collision on Saturday, Dec. 8.

“I am heartbroken by the loss,” SeaTac Mayor Erin Sitterley said. ”She was a welcome addition to the Council and brought a fresh voice and unique perspective to the City. She will be missed at City Hall and her loss will impact the entire community.”

“We are devastated by the news of her passing,” SeaTac City Manager Joseph Scorcio added. “Over the years, City staff has worked extensively with Ahmed. She was such a positive force and worked tirelessly to improve the lives of those she served.”

Around 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon, Ahmed was involved in a fatal head-on collision on South 188th Street and 16th Avenue South in the City of SeaTac (read our previous coverage here). The SeaTac Police are investigating the cause of the collision.

On Oct. 13, 2018, the City Council unanimously appointed 52-year-old Ahmed to fill vacant Council Position Number 5 through the November 2019 certification of the General Election. Ahmed was a Human Services and Non-Profit Executive. Ahmed worked in the human service field in SeaTac since 2002.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Everyone at South King Media sends their deepest condolences to family, friends and all who knew and loved Amina.


12 Responses to “Councilmember Amina Ahmed killed in collision on S. 188th Street Saturday”
  1. Pam Fernald says:

    Today the universe lost a lovely woman. The City of SeaTac, and beyond mourn the untimely passing of Amina.

    We are all diminished by the loss of Amina.

    My deepest, deepest sympathy goes out to Amina’s family and friends. Rest in Peace, Amina. God bless.

  2. Deborah Anderson says:

    Oh No.
    She was a bright light on the council, a tireless worker for the city and it’s citizens.
    Pam said it perfectly above. We are all diminished by her loss.
    My sympathies to her family and dear friends. My sorrow is shared by many.
    Blessings go with you, Amina.

  3. O Allah, Amina is under Your care and protection to protect her from the trial of the grave and torment of the Fire. Indeed You are faithful and truthful. Forgive and have mercy upon her, surely You are The Oft-Forgiving, The Most-Merciful.
    It is Allah’s that takes and it is He that gives, and He prescribes a certain destiny for every matter.

  4. Idil says:

    The Somali community and the greater SeaTac community mourns the loss of a great women who stood for equal opportunity, justice and had such a compassionate soul. Amina will be greatly missed and may God rest her soul and help heal her family from their tremendous loss.
    Amina you leave behind a great legacy of advocacy and community action. You will be missed.

  5. Lois Schipper says:

    Our community lost a hero today. There was nothing that could stand in the way of Amina working to make things better for the South King County community. We truly mourn the passing of this remarkable woman

  6. The Rwandan Community of Seattle says:

    What a sad news indeed,Our deepest and sincere condolences to Amina’s family and the entire community , a woman of courage and full of wisdom.Amina may you rest in peace.

  7. jama musse says:

    “To Allah we belong and to Allah we shall all return.” We are mourning for a friend, colleague, and community member. My deepest sympathy goes to all who relate to her (Amina). May Allah grant her forgiveness.

  8. Somali community of columbus oh says:

    What a sad news and black day we lost very important person one of our hero’s my allah give sister amina the highest level of hannah amen

  9. Pepper says:

    I’m very sorry her loss for her family and friends and to the community she served.

  10. John says:

    Wow.. this is how short life is you can know someone today and they perish tommorow May allah give her the highest level of Jannah.

  11. Christina says:

    Sending my sincere condolences to Amina’s family and friends especially her children .
    We say in swahili Pole meaning sorry
    I will miss her laughter jokes and always encouraging all of us to get involve in do something good .

  12. Samia El-Moslimany says:

    To God we Belong and to God we Return .
    The Janaza (Funeral Prayer) for Sister Amina Ahmed will be held tomorrow, Monday, December 10, at 12:30 pm at the Abubakr Islamic Center of WA, 14101 Tukwila International Blvd, Tukwila 98168.
    Also, on Tuesday, December 11, at 5pm, a vigil in honor of our sister Amina will be held at City of SeaTac City Hall 4800 South 188th Street, SeaTac 98188