• Truck plummets 250 feet off SR 20, killing driver

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    SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. - A man was killed when his truck plummeted down an embankment off Highway 20 in Skagit County.

     

    The Washington State Patrol said a Ford F350 truck either went over or around a guardrail and tumbled 250 feet down a ravine Wednesday afternoon.

     

    Video from Chopper 7 showed the truck resting on a bed of rocks against a tree.

     

    The driver, who was ejected, died at the scene.

     

    A female passenger survived and was coherent when rescuers arrived.  Her condition is not known.

     

    Police said the couple was in their mid-60s to early 70s.

     

    The area of the North Cascades Highway where the crash occurred is known as Rainy Pass.

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