January 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Fatal Auburn collision closed roads for hours
The driver of a speeding red pickup that caused a four-car collision in Auburn today is dead, according to police.
The accident happened around 10:45 this morning after a man in his 20s drove the pickup past several cars on a grassy shoulder of C Street Southwest. As the northbound truck veered left back onto the roadway near Highway 18, it went across all three northbound lanes and into southbound traffic.
The truck hit two southbound vehicles before it rolled onto its top. Another southbound vehicle crashed into the mess.
The pickup driver died at the scene, according to the Auburn police. Others involved in the collision escaped without serious injuries.
Police said there was no evidence at the scene indicating drugs or alcohol were involved. But because of his erratic driving, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office will investigate whether either played a role in his death, said Auburn Police Cmdr. Mike Hirman.
The accident closed roads in the area for hours.
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