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SNOQUALMIE, WA – An 18 wheeler accident occurred on late Wednesday, July 7, when a semi truck slammed into a passenger car on State Route 18 south of here which claimed the lives of two people. Snoqualmie is located about 50 miles south of Everett, Washington.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Startup said  the driver of the car was making a U-turn on the highway near Raging River and the semi was unable to stop in time. Below is a map of the location.

Seattle PI reports:

The driver of the car, a 65-year-old Snoqualmie man, and the passenger, a 47-year-old Enumclaw woman, were both fatally injured. Their names have not been released.

The semi truck driver was not injured, and investigators said he would likely not be cited.

Startup said the driver of the car had just picked up the woman along the side of the road. She had been in another vehicle that had broken down, and she flagged down the passing pickup so they could go get help.

Trooper Julie Startup called it a tragic situation.

“People trying to help each other out, and it just really went poorly this morning and unfortunately two people were lost,” she said.

The incident remains under investigation.

Truck Accident Lawyer News is a truck accident and personal injury blog that publishes up to date truck accident and truck legal news from across the United States. Washington state, due to its high population and vast highway system, has a high incident of truck accidents. Washington metropolitan cities with a high incident of truck accidents and vehicle collision resulting in severe personal injuries and even death include Everett, Seattle and Tacoma to name a few.

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