Man killed in U.S. 2 crossover accident near Snohomish

The Everett Herald reports Wayne Shkurhan, 53, of Snohomish was killed, and an unidentified Arlington man was injured in a head-on collision on U.S. 2 near Snohomish on Monday morning.

According to the report, the Ford F-250 pickup driven by the Arlington man crossed the center line and struck the Toyota Scion driven by Shkurhan. The car accident occurred around 5am.

The force of the collision caused both vehicles to roll.

The Washington State Patrol is seeking anyone with information about the accident to contact them at 360.654.1204. The cause of the accident is being investigated.

U.S. 2 has been the scene of 61 fatal car accidents in the past 14 years and in 35 of those accidents occurred when the a driver crossed the centerline.

U.S. 2 serves as the gateway to the Cascades and serves both recreational and freight drivers as well as communities along the highway and is one of three routes across the Cascade Mountains.

The Washington Department of Transportation has designated the 64 mile section of highway between Everett to Stevens Pass as a Safety Corridor and they have been working on reducing serious and fatal accidents. Roads designed as “safety corridors” have had a history of “significant collision problems.” One of the safety measures they took last February was to reduce the speed limit near Skykomish from 60 mph to 50 mph.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed.

Contact The Farber Law Group at 1-800-244-9087 or to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation. Our Bellevue office is here to assist you.

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