Blaine truck driver involved in fatal accident on I-405

Seattle driver hit deer, killed while waiting for help


— BELLEVUE — A semi-truck driven by a Blaine man struck and killed a woman who was sitting in her car waiting for help after she struck a deer on Interstate 405 Monday.

Alea S. Price, 24, of Seattle, called 911 several times — and apparently her boyfriend, as well — to report that she was stopped in a left-center lane on I-405 southbound in Bellevue, Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb said.

Both a trooper and the boyfriend were on their way at about 4:30 a.m. when a semi hit Price's car and pushed it off the left shoulder, killing her. Her boyfriend arrived in the aftermath of the crash.

"We had a trooper en route to the scene and then we got calls the vehicle had been struck," Webb said. Price reported to dispatchers that she believed her car was disabled, Webb said.

Troopers don't believe drugs or alcohol factored in the crash. They interviewed the truck's driver, identified as Kulwinder Singh, 28, of Blaine, on Monday morning.

The state Transportation Department said the crash caused about a 2-mile backup.

Herald reporter Caleb Hutton contributed to this report.

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