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February 12, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Man dies in crash near Deception Pass bridge

An Anacortes man in his early 50s was struck by a trooper’s vehicle early Sunday after the man lost control of his car and was ejected onto Highway 20 near the Deception Pass bridge, the State Patrol said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The State Patrol said the incident began when a trooper saw a Toyota Celica that was being driven recklesslessly and at excessive speeds on Highway 20 in Island County around 6 a.m.

The trooper tried to stop the driver, who continued traveling northbound toward the bridge before he lost control of his car, which struck a rock embankment, said Mark Francis, spokesman for the State Patrol’s Marysville office.

The driver was ejected onto the northbound lane, where the patrol car struck him.

A dog riding with the driver of the Celica was taken to a local animal shelter in fair condition, Francis said.

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