A woman who struck a deer early on Monday morning was killed in a truck accident on I-405 when a tractor-trailer struck her disabled car from behind.

Seattle Driver Sitting in Disabled Car Killed in I-405 Truck Accident

Posted on Sep 24, 2013

A Seattle woman was killed in a commercial truck accident on I-405 on Monday morning, August 26, 2013. According to local news reports from the Bellingham Herald and King News Channel 5, the woman was sitting in a disabled car on the interstate when the vehicle was struck from behind by a big rig.

The Washington State Patrol stated that 24-year-old Alea Price of Seattle was driving on the interstate at about 4:30 a.m. on Monday when she struck a deer that disabled her car. She was in the left center lane of the road when she called 911 several times asking for assistance. She then called her boyfriend to ask for help as well. Both her boyfriend and police officers were en route to the scene when a tractor-trailer rear-ended her car, pushing it to the right shoulder. The woman was killed in the I-405 truck accident.

It is unclear if the car’s lights or hazard lights were on at the time of the collision. The truck’s driver, 28-year-old Kulwinder Singh, of Blaine, has not been charged in connection with the crash and police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident.

In the days following the accident, both police and the public discussed what is the safest thing to do in that situation – do you leave the vehicle and seek safety elsewhere, or do you stay in the vehicle and wait for help? Trooper Chris Webb of the Washington State Patrol admitted that there is no clear answer – if you leave your car, you risk being struck as a pedestrian, especially if you have to cross lanes of traffic. But if you stay in your car, you risk being struck from behind by an inattentive driver. But whatever you do, call 911 immediately. 

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