Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
State Patrol Detectives Seek Witnesses to Car/Bus Collision in Maple Valley
The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating a car vs. bus, fatality collision on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at approximately 4:10 a.m. on SR 169 (Maple Valley Highway) near Maple Valley.
The crash occurred on State Route 169 at milepost 18.8 (Jones Rd.) in King County; preliminary investigation shows that a King County Metro bus was traveling southbound on SR 169 when it was struck by a Honda Civic 4-door that was traveling northbound. The Honda crossed the centerline leading to the collision. The driver of the Honda died at the scene; the bus driver sustained non-life threatening injuries. There were no passengers on the bus or the Honda.
Detectives are seeking witnesses to the collision or any events leading up to it. If you witnessed anything, or know someone who has information, you are asked to call Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (425) 508-0602 or Detective Jason Kraus at (360) 870-4598.