BIG TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win 2 tickets to every event for a year! Click here to enter.

Present by The Daily Herald
The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions

Calendar


HeraldNet Headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Monday, January 6, 2014, 5:34 p.m.

U.S. 2 crash kills one man and injures another

Investigators are still trying to determine exactly what happened

  • Snohomish Fire District 4 firefighters work to extinguish a fire that erupted in a vehicle involved in a head-on collision on U.S. 2 near Snohomish on...

    Doug Ramsay / For the Herald

    Snohomish Fire District 4 firefighters work to extinguish a fire that erupted in a vehicle involved in a head-on collision on U.S. 2 near Snohomish on Monday morning.

  • An accident on U.S. 2 on Monday morning killed one person and sent another to the hospital.

    Washington State Patrol

    An accident on U.S. 2 on Monday morning killed one person and sent another to the hospital.

  • An accident on U.S. 2 on Monday morning killed one man and sent another to the hospital with serious injuries.

    Washington State Patrol

    An accident on U.S. 2 on Monday morning killed one man and sent another to the hospital with serious injuries.

SNOHOMISH — A two-vehicle crash on U.S. 2 Monday morning killed one man and sent another to the hospital.
The collision occurred when a pickup truck crossed the center line and collided with a car shortly after 5 a.m. between Bickford Avenue and Highway 9, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Wayne Shkurhan, 53, died at the scene, according to an accident memo. The Snohomish area man was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion, trooper Keith Leary said.
The driver of the 2001 Ford F-250 pickup was identified as an Arlington man, 37. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. His injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
Troopers believe that the pickup truck was eastbound when it crossed the center line and struck the Toyota.
"The circumstances why the truck crossed over the center line are still being investigated," Leary said.
Crash investigators were trying to piece together a complex scene. Debris was scattered across the highway.
Both vehicles rolled. The stretch of highway affected by the crash included two eastbound lanes and one westbound lane with wide shoulders and guard rails on each side. The crash occurred about a third of a mile east of the new Bickford Avenue overpass.
Troopers do not believe that the new overpass was a factor in the crash.
The State Patrol is asking any witnesses to the collision to call 360-654-1204.
There are no indications that drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision, Leary said.
It was dark with frost in places near where the collision occurred.
Traffic was detoured for almost five hours.
Since 1999, there have been 69 deaths along U.S. 2 between Everett and the summit at Stevens Pass. That includes 61 fatal accidents with at least 35 caused by drivers crossing the centerline.
During that time, there have been nearly 900 collisions that resulted in roughly 1,600 injuries, according to state statistics.
Monday's crash also was the first fatal collision on Snohomish County highways since Oct. 23, Leary said
Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com.
Story tags » SnohomishPoliceU.S. 2Car accident

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus

HeraldNet highlights

Drawing on nature
Drawing on nature: Exhibit at Burke Museum features nature illustrators (gallery)
Find fun in Mill Creek
Find fun in Mill Creek: From bars to parks, young city has plenty to offer
Flinging pumpkins
Flinging pumpkins: Photo gallery, plus more upcoming fall fun
Working with worms
Working with worms: Monroe prison’s composting program a national model