An Everett man was killed and at least one person was injured, one seriously, in a two-car accident caused when a Chevy Astro van lost its wheel on U.S. Highway 2, east of Highway 9.
Seattle’s King 5 News reports that Rocky Ottow , 34 of Snohomish, was driving eastbound on U.S. Highway 2 when he swerved to avoid the lost wheel and went into oncoming traffic and his vehicle was hit by a sports utility vehicle driven by 31-year-old man.
Ottow was killed at the accident scene. An 11-year-old boy in his vehicle was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Two other people in the vehicle, an 8-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl were not injured.
No doubt police will investigate what caused the Astro to lose its wheel.
Mechanical problems such as in this accidents can be factors in motor vehicle accidents. Brake failure and under-inflated tires are some of the most common mechanical problems.
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