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55-year-old man killed in head-on crash with septic truck on Highway 2 near Monroe

MONROE, Wash. — Michael Higgins, 55, of Startup, was killed Thursday morning when his pickup truck crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a septic truck on State Route 2 just west of Monroe, the Washington State Patrol said.

The driver of the 1985 Peterbuilt septic truck was injured and transported to Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, the State Patrol said.  The extent of his injuries were not released.

The State Patrol said Higgins was driving a 1985 GMC C3500 truck and was hauling a cargo trailer. He was driving eastbound on SR 2 at about 8 a.m. when he attempted to slow for traffic, crossed the center line and slammed into the westbound septic truck.

This is a developing story and will be updated.