Monroe man dies after being hit by car in rainstorm on Highway 2
January 24, 2018
By Rex D. Cain
CLICK TO ENLARGE. The car that was involved in Tuesday night's fatal car-pedestrian collision on Highway 2 in Monroe. Photo: Monroe Police.
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(MONROE, WA.) -- State Route 2, the ancient 1960's created 'Highway of Death' that winds its way past Snohomish and through the cities of Monroe and Sultan and on up to Stevens Pass and beyond, is one notoriously dangerous piece of asphalt.
Doesn't matter if you're in a vehicle or on foot, you can buy the farm there in a heartbeat at any moment of the day or night for all sorts of standard, and some very strange reasons. Buyer beware.
Tuesday night a Monroe man died after being hit by a car on it. Monroe police say a 2006 Audi station wagon driven by a Shoreline, Washington man was headed eastbound on SR 2 between the Fryelands Blvd. and 179th Ave. SE in a heavy rainstorm after dark when, for reasons unknown, at about 7:45 pm the car slammed into a pedestrian, a Monroe man and seriously injured him.
The pedestrian, identified as 48-year old Scott Larson of Monroe passed away later at Evergreen Health Hospital in Monroe.
The driver of the Audi, identified as Konstantin Grigerman, 34, of Shoreline was not injured and was released from the scene after being interviewed by officers. His rig sustained "front end/windshield damage," and was towed to an impound lot.
Late last night police were looking to talk to any witnesses who might have seen the collision between man and car or just saw the Monroe man as he out walking in the area.
If you did see anything please call the Monroe Police call dispatch non-emergency number 425-407-3999 or the business line, 360-794-6300 and leave a message.
And one more thing. Drive real careful on Highway 2, hear?