Driver identified in Thursday’s fatal crash near Oso

The 46-year-old man was killed after the SUV he was driving crashed into a dump truck.

OSO — A 46-year-old man killed Thursday after the car he was driving crashed into a dump truck on Highway 530 has been identified by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office as Douglas D. Buchanan of Darrington.

The wreck occurred a little after 9 a.m. near the site of the 2014 Oso mudslide.

The Washington State Patrol reported that Buchanan was headed east in a 1994 Jeep Cherokee when the SUV crossed the centerline and hit a 2019 Mack dump truck headed in the opposite direction. The woman driving the dump truck suffered no serious injuries, according to troopers.

The medical examiner classified the crash as an accident and said the driver died of blunt-force injuries.

A state patrol investigation is ongoing.

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