Matthew Peasly of Lakewood Dies, Others Injured in State Route 18 Wrong-Way Crash [Auburn, WA]

Matthew Peasly of Lakewood Dies, Others Injured in State Route 18 Wrong-Way Crash [Auburn, WA]

Two Injured, Matthew Peasly Killed in Auburn Crash

Auburn, WA (November 12, 2021)– On Tuesday, two drivers suffered injuries while 39-year-old Matthew Peasly, of Lakewood, died, in a wrong-way crash on State Route 18.

The fatal crash took place at about 4:50 p.m. near Southeast 304th Street.

Officers said Peasly was driving east on the westbound lanes and struck the front left of a Toyota Tacoma. The Toyota’s driver stopped and called 911.

Meanwhile, Peasly continued driving in the wrong direction and struck another vehicle in lane two. The driver of the vehicle Peasly struck stopped in its lane facing the wrong direction.

Peasly’s car rested in a ditch on the left shoulder.

Unfortunately, Peasly died at the scene.

Moreover, the second vehicle’s driver, a 54-year-old male from Milton sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital. 

The driver of the first vehicle Peasly struck, a 54-year-old Bonney Lake man, also sustained injuries but was not taken to the hospital.

It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the fatal incident.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the loved ones of Matthew Peasly. May you find courage during this difficult time.


Our Lawyers Can Help You

Unfortunately, nowadays, unexpected death could just happen at any time.

Sometimes, a person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other people.

Thus, knowing that when a person dies or is killed due to another’s negligence or misconduct, the bereaved can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.

Some of the situations that could result in wrongful are homicide, medical malpractice, transportation accidents, pedestrian collisions, police brutality, and any other instance caused by the wrongdoing of another person.

When bereaved files for a wrongful death claim, economic and non-economic damages are taken into consideration. These can include high medical bills, loss of benefits, funeral services costs, emotional distress, loss of income, loss of companionship, and much more.

Our litigators here at Sweet Lawyers would love to tell you more about a possible wrongful death case. Reach out to us at (800) 674 7852.

When you hire us, we guarantee that our lawyers will exhaust their best to ensure you get the maximum settlement. Indeed, they will speak to witnesses, analyze evidence, and obtain important data that will help your case.

Our legal experts will work on your behalf to hold the responsible party accountable for their failure to follow traffic laws, resulting in the untimely death of your loved one. 

You can call us any time of the day, and any day of the week.

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