Rollover collision on C Street SW claims man's life
January 24, 2013 · Updated 11:33 AM
A four-vehicle collision on C Street SW near the Highway 18 off-ramp claimed an Auburn man's life Tuesday morning.
The King County Medical Examiner on Wednesday identified the man as Tiago Darosa.
Valley Regional Fire Authority firefighters responding to a report at 10:45 a.m. found a red pickup truck lying on its roof, which had been crushed, trapping the driver in the vehicle. Firefighters extricated Darosa but pronounced him dead at the scene.
Witnesses told Auburn Police that the red pickup truck had been traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on ‘C’ Street SW toward Highway 18, when it passed several cars on the right grassy shoulder, veered left across three northbound lanes and careened into the path of several southbound cars. The truck struck two southbound cars and rolled, landing on its top. One of the cars was pushed back into another vehicle, involving four cars in total. Apart from the fatality, one other minor injury was treated at the scene.
The accident shut down portions of C Street SW for several hours as Auburn Police processed the scene.