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January 22, 2015 at 4:45 PM

1 dead in Highway 9 head-on collision

Update at 6:50 p.m.: The driver who died in a head-on collision on Highway 9 has been identified as a 22-year-old man from Marysville, according to the Washington State Patrol. The man was driving north on the Snohomish River Bridge when his Honda Accord crossed the center line and struck a Dodge Durango driven by a 59-year-old…


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January 14, 2015 at 6:34 AM

Washington State Patrol trooper dies suddenly in Yakima

The Associated Press YAKIMA — Washington State Patrol troopers are stunned by the sudden death of Trooper Clayton J. Gocha in Yakima. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports he worked Friday but grew sick over the weekend and went to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital where he died Monday of complications from pneumonia. The patrol says the 48-year-old served 17 years…


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January 9, 2015 at 6:05 AM

I-5 reopens at Northgate following early-morning fatality

UPDATED, 9:30 a.m.  All lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are now open after a woman jumped off the 92nd Street overpass early Friday morning and was killed instantly, according to the Seattle Police Department. No drivers were injured, although several cars were involved in a collision, according to Seattle police. The northbound lanes were blocked for about…


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December 19, 2014 at 7:51 AM

WSP trooper hits 2 pedestrians in Bellingham

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — The Washington State Patrol says a trooper hit two pedestrians in a road about 1 a.m. Friday in Bellingham. The patrol says the trooper was making a left turn and the pedestrians were intoxicated, wearing dark clothing and trying to cross the street against a “do not cross” sign. The 30-year-old man and…


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December 12, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Whatcom County DUI suspect fights blood draw

The Associated Press BELLINGHAM — A drunken-driving suspect was given a sedative against his wishes to stop him from fighting a blood draw troopers wanted for a fatality investigation in Everson, Whatcom County. Brian Jeffery Smith is charged with vehicular homicide in the Dec. 5 death of 38-year-old Jason Lyle “Bone” Schuyleman, who was riding a motorcycle when…


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December 4, 2014 at 10:32 PM

1 killed in Bothell car-pedestrian collision

Update at 10:48 p.m.: The victim is a female from Bothell, according to the Washington State Patrol. One southbound lane of Highway 527 is open. Original post: A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Highway 527 in Bothell Thursday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. The fatal collision occurred on Highway 527 at 186th Street…


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November 24, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Road-rage shooting on Interstate 405 near Renton

The Associated Press RENTON — A driver told the Washington State Patrol he was shot by another driver on Interstate 405 early Sunday near Renton. The man says he felt a pain in his shoulder as he was passed by a white Cadillac whose driver may have felt upset at being blocked in traffic. The patrol says a…


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November 19, 2014 at 2:32 PM

Washington State Patrol Chief suffers stroke

The Associated Press TACOMA — The head of the Washington State Patrol, Chief John Batiste, is recovering after suffering a stroke while on vacation in Hawaii over the weekend. The News Tribune reports that Batiste was vacationing with his family when he had the stroke. Doctors have advised against him flying yet, so he remains in Hawaii,…


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