Man in his 40s dies after colliding with car, railing and pole

The accident happened on an Interstate 405 ramp Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2019 4:45pm
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A 49-year-old man is dead after he collided with a car traveling northbound on Interstate 405 and other barriers, Washington State Patrol (WSP) reported Tuesday.

The accident happened at 10:26 a.m. on Oct. 29. The car first struck another vehicle from behind, as they traveled in the left express toll lane of I-405. The impacted car came to rest on the left shoulder. The driver, a 77-year-old man, was not injured.

The car that struck the other vehicle then took the left exit to Northeast 128th Street in Kirkland and drove through a red light. The driver struck an overpass bridge railing and also hit a pole that caused extensive front-end damage, WSP said.

The driver became trapped inside, and witnesses at the scene attempted to remove the man from the car. But the car caught fire. The driver died at the scene.

The man’s name was not released as of Tuesday morning. It was unknown if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collisions.

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