Wrong-Way Driver Killed in Head-On Accident near West Lake Sammamish Parkway
REDMOND, WA (February 18, 2019) – Early Monday morning, an unidentified driver was fatally struck in a crash on Highway 520. His name has not yet been released pending notification of next of kin.
Medics and state troopers responded to calls about a serious accident in the westbound lanes of the highway. First responders arrived to the scene less than fifty feet away from the original impact, near West Lake Sammamish Parkway. Officials say a wrong-way driver was traveling east in the westbound lanes. It then collided with a large USPS postal truck.
As a result, both vehicles came to a rest against the Jersey Barrier. The driver’s door was found smashed against the front grill of the postal truck.
Due to the impact of the collision, the driver of the USPS truck suffered non life-threatening injuries and was transported to Bellevue Hospital for further examination. Medics pronounced the wrong-way driver dead on scene.
Washington State Officials are unsure where exactly the driver entered the freeway. The investigation is currently ongoing. No further information has been disclosed to the public at this time.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of the deceased victim.
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