A Seattle man, a passenger in this Mazda pickup truck, was killed, and two other people were seriously injured late Wednesday following a crash on State Route 18 in Maple Valley. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol photo

A Seattle man, a passenger in this Mazda pickup truck, was killed, and two other people were seriously injured late Wednesday following a crash on State Route 18 in Maple Valley. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Patrol photo

Driver in custody following fatal crash on State Route 18

  • Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:03pm
  • News

Staff reports

Washington State Patrol arreted an Auburn woman for investigation of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault after a two-car collision on State Route 18 late Wednesday night.

State Patrol responded to reports of a serious collision on westbound SR 18 near Southeast 231st Street in Maple Valley at approximately 11:40 p.m. When troopers arrived they were advised that a passenger in one of the vehicles was deceased and the drivers of the two other vehicles had serious injuries.

According to witnesses, a black 1998 Acura was traveling eastbound SR 18 approaching Southeast 231st Street, where the driver lost control, crossed through the median into the westbound lanes and was struck broadside by a 1989 Mazda pickup. The driver of the white Mazda was a 36-year-old man from Roy. The deceased passenger in the Acura was the passenger, a 28-year-old man from Seattle.

Troopers determined that the driver of the Acura, a 27-year-old woman from Auburn, was showing signs of impairment and also admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the evening. The driver was placed in custody.

A search warrant for blood was applied for and granted, State Patrol said.

The woman will be booked into the King County Jail upon her release from Harborview Medical Center.

WSP detectives are seeking any witnesses to the tragic collision or the driving of the Acura prior to the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Ruth Medeiros at 425-401-7719 or by email at Ruth.Medeiros@wsp.wa.gov.

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