Two people were killed after a semitruck ran a stoplight and struck their SUV on Pacific Highway East in Milton on Wednesday afternoon, police there said.
The elderly Fox Island couple died while being transported to Tacoma General Hospital, Milton police spokesman Nils Luckman said. The semitruck driver suffered minor injuries when his vehicle landed on its side.
The semitruck ran a red light while going southbound on Pacific Highway and struck the SUV, which was crossing at Porter Way, Luckman said.
The investigation into the crash, being conducted by local police and the Washington State Patrol, is ongoing, and a decision on criminal charges against the truck driver is pending, Luckman said.
Lanes of traffic on Pacific Highway were closed throughout the afternoon Wednesday.