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News: Wrong-way driver dies after crash on SR-18 in Auburn

by | Sep 29, 2021 | Accidents in the News |

KING COUNTY, WA — A wrong-way driver was killed early Wednesday after a collision involving three semi-trucks on State Route 18 in Auburn, reports KIRO 7 News.

The fatal crash happened on the westbound lanes of the highway near the C Street Southwest intersection at around 2:00 a.m.

Washington State Patrol said three semi-trucks and a car were involved in the accident. The wrong-way driver was going westbound in the eastbound lanes when he crashed his car into two semi-trucks. One of the semi-trucks swerved to avoid the car and struck the roadway’s median,which spewed debris onto the travel lanes.

Authorities said the wrong-way driver was ejected from his car and died at the scene.

No other injuries have been reported.

SR-18 was shut down in both directions as crews worked to clear vehicle wreckage and spilled diesel fuel, as well as replace the damaged barrier.

By 10:00 a.m., all lanes had reopened to traffic.

 

 

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