A wreck involving a dump truck killed a Redmond woman Wednesday morning. The dump truck crash occurred on State Route 202 not far from Tolt Hill Road just east of Sammamish.
Washington State Patrol said the crash took place after the SUV driven by the Redmond woman, later identified as Marian Bulber, 56, suddenly veered across the center line of SR 202 and hit the dump truck head-on. Bulber died at the scene of the dump truck crash.
The dump truck was being driven by Mickey Fay, 26, from Snoqualmie. He suffered minor injuries in the crash. He was rushed to Overlake Hospital in nearby Bellevue.
After being struck by the SUV, the dump truck rolled over and Fay was able to escape through a window. The dump truck then reportedly caught fire and even ignited a nearby hill. Firefighters from Redmond and Eastside Fire were dispatched to put out the blaze.
“We know that the SUV crossed the line and hit the dump truck, but we don’t know why,” said MHP Trooper Johnson.
Here are a couple pics from scene on SR 202. The hillside also caught on fire. Thanks to Redmond FD, King County FD #27, @EastsideFire and @KingCoMedicOne for all their work. pic.twitter.com/9yYViB0w9T
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) September 5, 2018
State Route 202 was closed for several hours following the crash. Traffic was diverted along State Route 203 while Washington State Patrol troopers investigated the cause of the dump truck crash.
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