One dead in Wednesday morning accident on SR 99

Dec 20, 2023, 12:37 PM | Updated: Dec 21, 2023, 8:41 am

Crash on SR 99 Wednesday morning. (KIRO 7)...

Crash on SR 99 Wednesday morning. (KIRO 7)

(KIRO 7)

A person was killed in the accident that tied up on State Route 99 traffic between Lynnwood and Paine Field for hours Wednesday morning.

The Washington State Patrol said a pedestrian died after a collision.

Troopers said the victim was a 34-year-old man, whose identity has not been released since his next of kin is still being notified. Trooper Kelsey Harding said the man was wearing all black, was practically invisible, and was in the middle of the highway. By the time the bus driver saw him, it was too late.

The crash temporarily closed all southbound lanes of SR 99 just north of 156th Street Southwest.

The crash was first reported on X around 6:30 a.m.

According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, all lanes were reopened by 8:30 a.m.

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The man was wearing all black at the time of the accident.

It does not appear charges will be filed against the bus driver.

Contributing: KIRO 7

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