2 dead after car slams into piling beneath U.S. 2 trestle

The victims, 20-year-old and a 40-year old from Snohomish, haven’t been publicly identified.

EVERETT — Two men are dead after a car crashed into a piling beneath U.S. 2, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies found the vehicle just after 3 a.m. on the 5800 block of 20th Street Southeast below the Hewitt Avenue trestle, said Lt. Tom Morris of the Sheriff’s Office. The driver and passenger were both deceased, and the car was about 90 feet south of the road, he said.

The victims, a 20-year-old and a 40-year-old, were both from Snohomish, Morris said. As of noon on Saturday, authorities had not publicly identified the men, pending notification of their families.

The road reopened late Saturday morning after being closed for several hours following the discovery of the crash, Morris said.

Inspectors from the city of Everett found that the piling, which supports a water pipe beneath the trestle, had no significant damage, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The incident is still under investigation. Authorities suspect speed and heavy fog were factors in the crash, Morris said.

Rachel Riley: 425-339-3465; rriley@heraldnet.com. Twitter: @rachel_m_riley.

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