Icy Roads Cause Fatal Crash On 509 Early Wednesday
A taxi driver was killed early Wednesday morning around 4:15am in a 6-car crash blamed on ice on SR-509 near SW 128th Street in Burien.
According to authorities, the driver lost control and spun out while traveling northbound on 509. He apparently then got out of his vehicle and was struck by two other drivers. He died on the scene, and his identity has not yet been released.
Police closed down the northbound lanes and diverted traffic off to the SW 128th exit while they investigated the scene.
Another person was trapped in one of the crashed cars and was critically injured.
Police advise drivers to proceed with extreme caution this morning, as freezing overnight temps have created icy driving conditions, especially on overpasses.