UPDATE: 9:30 p.m. | Police are now saying the 80-year-old North Bend man who died after a collision on Interstate 90 was driving the vehicle that swerved to miss a cooler in the road.
This contradicts an earlier report that the man had been hit when another car swerved into his lane to avoid the cooler and hit him. The man who died was driving a red pickup and was struck by a Chevy Suburban, State Patrol spokesman Chris Webb tweeted.
ORIGINAL POST | An 80-year-old North Bend man died after his vehicle was sideswiped on Interstate 90 near North Bend on Friday afternoon, according to the State Patrol.
The crash happened when another car swerved into his lane to avoid a cooler that had fallen off a boat into the roadway, State Patrol spokesman Chris Webb tweeted.
The two cars stopped in the median, and first responders performed CPR on the man, then took him to Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, where he died.
Webb said the man’s vehicle didn’t show any major damage, and it was unclear what caused his death. That will be determined by a medical examiner’s investigation, Webb said.