Man fatally struck by semi after crashing and leaving his vehicle on 405

BOTHELL, Wash., January 17, 2023—A man was struck and killed by a semi-truck after leaving his vehicle, which he crashed into a southbound 405 barrier Tuesday.

The collision took place around 4:00 a.m., the Washington State Patrol said, after the 41-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle, collided with a barrier just north of SR 527, and bounced back onto oncoming traffic. In total six vehicles then crashed into one another as a result.

The driver left his vehicle and was fatally struck by an oncoming semi truck. 

All southbound lanes were closed for six hours while troopers investigated the scene and reopened around 11:30 a.m. 

Washington State Patrol is investigation the incident. The driver was not believed to be impaired.

The is a developing story please check back for updates. 

Kienan Briscoe

Kienan Briscoe is a 9-time award winning journalist who has worked for a variety of publications including Pulitzer Prize-finalist Puget Sound Business Journal, Sound Publishing, Game Rant, and the University of Washington's newsroom. Before making the leap to news reporting he worked as a freelance writer in New York City. He holds a degree in Journalism from Arizona State University. Journalism, to him, is one of the most important tools for informing the public and holding governments accountable to the people. When he is not reporting he enjoys writing fiction and poetry (author of three novels), playing guitar, reading classic literature, and getting outdoors.

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2 thoughts on “<strong>Man fatally struck by semi after crashing and leaving his vehicle on 405</strong>

  • January 20, 2023 at 8:49 AM

    Yes definitely in shock

  • January 17, 2023 at 11:06 PM

    The driver was most assuredly impaired. He crashed his car and bounced back into traffic. The effect of that would definitely cause him to be impaired, on adrenaline if nothing else.


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