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Three killed Sept. 18 in head-on collision along I-90 in King County

Wet road and speed too fast for weather conditions led to crash | State Patrol

Three people were killed after a head-on collision at about 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 along Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie and Highway 18.

The crash was believed to have been caused by one of one of the vehicles traveling too fast for the wet weather conditions, according to the Washington State Patrol. A vehicle traveling eastbound was believed to have hydroplaned and to have lost control, crossing the median into oncoming traffic.

The collision blocked the roadway for approximately three hours.

The vehicle that lost control was driven by James Budnick, 42, of Tacoma. Alyxandria McGriff, 34, of Spokane, was a passenger in Budnick’s vehicle. Both of them died at the scene.

James Horner, 64, of Renton, the driver of the second vehicle, was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he later died.

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