Two teens killed in crash near Darrington

A driver and a passenger died after hitting a parked piece of equipment, according to police.

DARRINGTON — Two teenagers were killed in a crash Monday in Darrington.

The driver, a 19-year-old man from Aberdeen, struck a large piece of construction equipment parked alongside the road around 3 p.m. on the Mountain Loop Highway at Clear Creek Road, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver and a passenger, a 17-year-old boy from Darrington, both died at the scene.

Deputies shut down the road to investigate. They believed “speed may have been a factor,” according to a new release from the sheriff’s office issued Monday afternoon.

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