A man from Federal Way was arrested early Sunday after driving the wrong way on SR 18 east of the Auburn Black Diamond Road, hitting another vehicle head-on, and killing the driver involved in the Washington Auto Accident.
According to Washington State Patrol troopers, the man was driving a Honda Accord eastbound in the westbound lanes at about 4:38 a.m. When he crossed the Green River Bridge, he hit a Honda Civic, which was traveling westbound.
The driver of the Civic, a 25 year old Federal Way woman, died at the scene.
Alcohol, say troopers, was a factor in the Seattle Auto Accident.
“Unfortunately, it’s all too common. The causing drivers, the impaired drivers tend to be the ones that don’t get injured very often and the victims, minding their business, doing what they’re supposed to be, end up getting seriously injured or killed,” said Trooper Jeff Merrill.
The driver of the Accord was not injured. However, he was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide and booked into the King County jail.
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