Marysville, WA : Two people killed and two others injured in a head-on collision on Highway 9 near Marysville on Friday afternoon, January 2, 2015
Two people were killed and two others taken to a hospital after a head-on collision early Friday afternoon on a stretch of Highway 9 near Marysville.
A Marysville man and woman in a Saturn were pronounced dead shortly after the 12:15 p.m. crash.
They were headed south when their car was struck by a northbound Ford pickup truck that apparently had crossed the center line, said Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis.
The crash occurred north of 84th Street NE on a span of Highway 9 that goes over the Centennial Trail.
A man and woman, 62 and 61, both of Lake Stevens, were in the pickup. They were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett.
His injuries initially were described as life threatening. She suffered broken bones.
The pickup's driver voluntarily submitted to a blood test. He told emergency crews he didn't remember what happened, Francis said. Alcohol is not believed to be involved.
The accident might have been caused by a medical issue, Francis said.
“He swerved to the right and rode the guard rail for about 100 yards and then crossed the center line,” Francis said.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner had not released the identities of the people who died as of late Friday afternoon. Troopers identified them as Adam Huzar, 42 and Agnieszka Hurzar, 38, after their family had been notified Friday evening.
It was snowing lightly at the time of the crash, but the roadway was not icy, Francis said.
Traffic was blocked for hours in both directions of Highway 9 as troopers gathered evidence.
2 killed in head-on crash on Highway 9 near Marysville