A semi-trailer struck and killed a Seattle woman who was sitting in her car Monday, waiting for help after she hit a deer on Interstate 405, Washington State Patrol said.
The 24-year-old woman called 911 several times – and apparently her boyfriend, as well – to report she was stopped in a left-center lane on I-405 southbound in Bellevue, State Patrol trooper Chris Webb said.
A trooper and the boyfriend were on their way about 4:30 a.m. when a semi hit the woman’s car and pushed it off the left shoulder, killing her. The boyfriend arrived in the aftermath of the crash.
“We had a trooper en route to the scene, and then we got calls the vehicle had been struck,” Webb said.
The patrol identified the woman as Alea S. Price of Seattle and said she was wearing a seat belt.
She reported to dispatchers she believed her car was disabled after striking the deer, Webb said. There was some front-end damage, but investigators weren’t sure that was the case.
Troopers don’t believe drugs or alcohol factored in the crash. They interviewed the truck’s driver, identified as Kulwinder Singh, 28, of Blaine.The Associated Press