Motorist Strikes and Kills Pedestrian While Getting onto State Route 18

Jacob Kimerer

The vehicle was entering the freeway from South 272nd in Covington when they fatally struck the pedestrian.

Covington, WA: Just after 11:15 p.m., Washington State Patrol and Valley Regional Fire Authority received a report that a pedestrian had been struck on the onramp to West Bound State Route 18 from South 272nd Street.

When emergency personnel arrived, they found one male down on the ground with obvious fatal trauma.

The male was pronounced deceased at the location.

The driver of the vehicle that struck him remained at the location and is cooperating with Troopers. The driver was not suspect of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

At this time, Troopers are still investigating why the man was in the roadway to begin with.