A Bremerton man who died on Interstate 5 after his Honda struck a tanker trailer carrying 7,000 pounds of liquid nitrogen on Sunday night has been identified as Magarbi Matthew.
The Washington State Patrol released the name of the 22-year-old man on Tuesday. Matthew was driving a 2002 Honda Accord when he was killed.
KIRO-TV reported that Matthew is in the Navy. KIRO said that Matthew is originally from the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to the State Patrol:
Matthew apparently lost control of his Honda just after 11 p.m. and struck the tanker trailer in front of the rear axles, causing the truck to fall on top of the car. Matthew died at the scene.
State Patrol spokesman Mark Francis said the truck driver, a 50-year-old Puyallup man identified by troopers as Phuong N. Truong, reported that he had been driving in the middle lane while the Honda was traveling in the HOV lane.
The collision caused the roadway to be blocked for more than seven hours, the State Patrol said.