2 killed in head-on collision near Enumclaw


Two people were killed and two were injured early Tuesday in a head-on collision on icy state Route 164 in Enumclaw, shutting down the highway for hours.

State troopers said a 22-year-old woman driving a Kia Spectra lost control while traveling westbound near 196th Avenue Southeast, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup head-on.

Two passengers in the backseat of the Kia were thrown from the car and killed.

The victims have not been identified.

The crash, which occurred about 1 a.m, sent the pickup into a power pole, which fell across Route 164.

The truck’s driver, a 31-year-old man, was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries.

Speed and icy conditions were reported to be factors in the crash, but troopers said the woman driving the Kia was also intoxicated.

Both directions of Route 164 were still shut down Tuesday morning while crews removed power lines from the road and troopers investigated the collision.

Drivers were directed to use Route169 and Route 410 as alternate routes.