Investigators have concluded that two deaths Monday on Highway 18 and in a Covington home were a murder and suicide. King County sheriff's Sgt...
Investigators have concluded that two deaths Monday on Highway 18 and in a Covington home were a murder and suicide.
King County sheriff’s Sgt. John Urquhart said the man who died in the crash and the woman found dead in the home were married and lived in Covington.
“We found a note that appears to be a suicide note inside his car,” Urquhart said Wednesday. The note was among evidence recovered from the crash on Highway 18 south of Issaquah.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office had not yet issued a cause of death for either of the victims or released their identities Wednesday.
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The crash on Highway 18 was reported to the State Patrol at 5:11 a.m. When troopers arrived, they found an eastbound station wagon had crossed the centerline, struck the side of a westbound semi-trailer truck and then spun out of control and was struck by a following eastbound pickup. The driver of the station wagon was dead.
Later that morning, police responded to a report of a suicide at the Covington house. While they were there, county medical investigators arrived to notify relatives of the death on Highway 18.
Investigators eventually concluded the man had killed his wife, then himself.
Friends and neighbors gathered outside the house Monday, explaining that the victims were from Sudan, had four children and had been working multiple jobs to pay the bills.
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