Covington man killed and woman seriously injured by reckless driver in head-on collision on state Route 18

According to a state patrol release, a man driving recklessly killed a 36-year-old Covington man and seriously injured his passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Covington.

A Covington man died when his car was hit head-on by a reckless driver on state Route 18 today

According to a state patrol release, a man driving recklessly killed a 36-year-old Covington man and seriously injured his passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Covington.

The Covington man and woman were traveling eastbound on state Route 18 when their car was hit head-on at about 5 p.m. today, April 24. The collision blocked all lanes of SR 18 just east of Issaquah-Hobart Road.

Witnesses reported to the state patrol two vehicles, a red Ford Probe and a green Toyota Celica, were being driven recklessly as they traveled west on SR 18.

The Celica, driven by a 26-year-old Pullman man, attempted to pass traffic on the right shoulder when it lost control and traveled across all the lanes of SR 18 colliding head on with a red Honda Pilot driven by the Covington man.

The Ford, driven by a 39-year-old Tacoma man, lost control and rolled onto the shoulder coming to rest on its top.

The Covington man died of his injuries after 9 p.m. while being treated at Harborview Medical Center and two others were seriously injured.  The Covington woman was taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

The driver of the Celica was seriously injured in the collision with the Honda and was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The drivers are under investigation for vehicular assault and vehicular homicide.

This collision is under investigation and more witnesses are being sought.  Anyone who observed these vehicles or the collision should contact Detective Ruth Medeiros at 425-401-7719.





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