At approximately 8:10 PM, June 27th, 2022, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications received a 911 call advising of a car/semi serious injury collision westbound SR-18 near the Tiger Mountain Summit.
Once on scene troopers were able to determine that a blue 2010 Ford Escape was traveling westbound SR-18 approaching Tiger Mountain summit where a semi was disabled in lane one.
The driver of the semi had three reflectorized triangles set out behind his vehicle to warn traffic and prior traffic was navigating around the semi with no problem. The Ford Escape ran through the triangles and struck the left rear corner of the semi-trailer.
The passenger in the Ford Escape, unfortunately, lost their life in the collision. The driver of the Ford Escape exhibited signs of impairment and was placed into custody for investigation of Vehicular Homicide and was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the semi was not injured.
WSP detectives are seeking any witnesses to the collision or observations of the blue Ford Escape prior to the collision. Please contact Detective Ford at Brody.Ford@wsp.wa.gov .