A man was killed on Highway 20 after a rear-end accident on Tuesday night, according to recent news sources.
The accident occurred near Burlington. Washington State Patrol reported that a 62-year-old from Seattle rear-ended another car at a stop light. The car that was hit was driven by a 73-year-old man from Anacortes.
The man that was hit died as a result of his injuries. The 62-year-old man who hit him was not injured. He has been arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide.
The Washington State Patrol has cited driving under the influence, as well as traveling at high speeds, as factors in the accident that caused the man’s death. Not many details are available at this time, as the accident is still under investigation.
As an auto accident attorney Tacoma, I’m very sorry to hear about this unfortunate event. I offer my sincere sympathies and condolences to the family of the man who lost his life. I hope that the Washington State Patrol is able to find conclusive evidence that can pinpoint the factors behind this crash so that the parties who are responsible can be held accountable. If you have been injured in an accident and believe another party is at fault, you should contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal options.