8 traffic-related deaths in King County in just 7 days

KING COUNTY, Wash. — There have been eight traffic-related deaths in just seven days in King County, Washington State Patrol officials said.

"This morning marked the 37th and 38th life lost on state routes and interstates in King County just this year and eight people have been killed in less than a week," Washington State Patrol Captain Ron Mead said. "That is not only 38 lives lost, but 38 families forever changed as the result of the loss of a loved one. Far too often, these tragedies are entirely preventable and caused by people that choose to drive impaired.  Impaired drivers alone have killed six people over the course of just a few days.  One life lost is one too many and 38 is simply alarming."

Two women were killed on SR 18 in a crash early Friday morning with a suspected DUI driver.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson said the driver of a westbound pickup may have overcorrected after hitting a curb and then crossed the centerline and struck a car.

The two people in the car, both women, died at the scene.

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