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Federal Way man killed in Highway 2 collision

Hwy 2 Fatality #2

Washington State Patrol

INDEX – A Federal Way man was killed, his passenger seriously injured in a two-vehicle head-on collision on Highway 2 near Index on Saturday afternoon.  Washington State Patrol (WSP)reported that the couple was driving westbound in a Mercedes Benz around 4 p.m. when the driver tried to pass illegally crossing the double yellow line on a curve.  The car hit another vehicle, a Ford pickup, that was travelling eastbound, forcing the pickup over a guardrail, into a ditch.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz, died at the scene, WSP reported.  The passenger, a pregnant woman, was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  The driver of the pickup, and his two passengers (all men) were also taken to the hospital, but their conditions are not known.

WSP said that both directions of Highway 2  at mile post 37 were closed for almost four hours.  WSP is trying to determine if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.  A witness said that the driver of the Mercedes was driving erratically prior to the collision.

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3 Comments to “Federal Way man killed in Highway 2 collision”

    RIP said:
    October 20, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Patience, patience. Arriving a few minutes earlier is not worth losing your life or taking someone else's.

    laswan57 said:
    October 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    Maybe they were arguing. It happens all the time.

    Skip said:
    October 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Sounds like the deceased ignored the obvious safety laws of no passing zone, speed limit and double yellow line on the highway. Bad decisions.

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