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Fiery crash on Highway 18 kills one, spares wrong-way driver

A Lakebay, Washington, man was heading the wrong way in his minivan Feb. 25 on Highway 18 when he smashed head-on into a Honda Odyssey passenger vehicle, killing its lone occupant.

The Washington State Patrol has identified the minivan’s driver as 39-year-old Jared S. Pasley. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on suspicion of vehicular homicide. Pasley was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, according to the WSP.

The name of the deceased driver has been withheld pending notification of next of kin. The WSP could not determine if he or she was wearing a seatbelt.

According to WSP Trooper Rick Johnson, 911 dispatchers started receiving calls about an SUV that was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of SR-18 near Auburn at about 7:27 p.m. Feb. 25.

According to Johnson, Pasley’s minivan rolled on impact before it came to rest on its side in the gore point to the Auburn-Black Diamond Road. The Honda Odyssey hit the barrier and came to rest on the right side, fully engulfed in flames.

It remains to determine whether drugs or alcohol played any role in the fatality.


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