Fatal Auburn Accident on State Route 18 near Auburn-Black Diamond Road
AUBURN, WA (March 1, 2021) – Thursday night, a driver died in a wrong-way crash on State Route 18 near Auburn-Black Diamond Road.
The authorities received a report of an SUV heading west in the eastbound lanes of State Route 18 just before 7:30 p.m.
Afterward, the SUV crashed head-on with a minivan near Auburn-Black Diamond Road. The impact sent the minivan into a barrier and onto its side until it caught fire.
Meanwhile, responders found out that the minivan driver succumbed to injuries at the scene. Meanwhile, the SUV driver suffered critical injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
The authorities said that the 39-year-old male SUV driver will be detained for investigation of vehicular homicide. At this time, the authorities haven’t determined why the driver traveled the wrong way.
At this time, the authorities are withholding the identity of the deceased due to pending family notification.
Moreover, the road remained closed for multiple hours during the investigation and has reopened before midnight.
Sweet Lawyers extends our genuine condolences during this difficult time to the family and friends of the victim.
After the Tragic Crash in Auburn
Those closest to the victim may have the right to seek compensation for their loss. Some common examples include funeral expenses, medical bills, among other costs.
“Our goal is to safeguard the legal rights of families in the wake of catastrophic accidents. Although nothing can bring back those dearly departed, we strive to secure the future of families, protecting them from further losses,” explains Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
Losing a loved one in a crash is a heavy load. Contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. Our seasoned lawyers have varied experience in the field. We will get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us at (800) 674 7852. You can also reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by online chat, text message, and email.