Wrong-way driver crashes head-on into car, kills driver

August 6, 2018

HOBART, Wash. (AP) — A man is facing vehicular homicide charges after driving the wrong way on Highway 18 near Hobart then crashing head-on into another car, killing the driver.

The Washington State Patrol says troopers responded to the scene just east of Hobart at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

KOMO-TV reports that troopers found two totaled vehicles -- a Honda and an Acura.

The Acura driver, a 50-year-old Kent man, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Honda driver, a 68-year-old Maple Valley man, was taken to Overlake Hospital and faces arrest after he’s released.

A preliminary investigation found the Honda driver was heading east in the westbound lanes of Highway 18 when he crashed head-on into the Acura.

Troopers say drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the crash.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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