A woman was killed yesterday at Highway 18 and Issaquah Hobart Road south...

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A woman was killed yesterday at Highway 18 and Issaquah Hobart Road south of Issaquah, after her car collided with a pickup, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman was turning onto Issaquah Hobart Road from Highway 18 about 4:15 p.m. when her car was hit by the pickup in a T-bone collision, said sheriff’s spokesman John Urquhart.

The woman was in her late 30s or early 40s.

Issaquah Hobart Road was closed while detectives investigated the accident.


Patrol car catches fire, halting traffic

Rush-hour traffic on Interstate 405 in downtown Bellevue came to a standstill yesterday afternoon after a State Patrol car was rear-ended and caught fire, according to the State Patrol.

The trooper, an arrestee in the trooper’s car and the driver of the other car were taken to the hospital for evaluation of their injuries.

All southbound lanes and two northbound lanes of I-405 were closed while firefighters contained the fire, which may have been strengthened by ammunition inside the trooper’s car, police said.

The accident happened about 4:50 p.m. while the trooper’s car was on the left shoulder of the southbound lanes, south of Northeast Fourth Street, according to the State Patrol.


6-hour standoff ends as man surrenders

A 33-year-old Redmond man surrendered peacefully to police yesterday after a six-hour standoff at his home.

The man was distraught over family issues, and police arrived about 6:30 a.m. after receiving a tip from the man’s wife, Redmond police spokeswoman Stacey Holland said.

He was unresponsive for most of the time that police negotiators and SWAT officers surrounded his home near the 16300 block of Northeast 104th Street. But he walked outside about 12:50 p.m. after talking to negotiators, Holland said.

Police evacuated 15 homes and closed three blocks of 104th Street during the standoff.

The man had two shotguns and a BB gun inside his home, but never used them.


Open house will explain city projects

An open house about the city of Woodinville’s proposed $40 million in capital improvements will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at City Hall, 17301 133rd Ave. N.E.

The open house will showcase proposed improvements to the Woodinville Community Center, congestion-relief projects along Highway 202 between Highway 522 and the Hollywood intersection, and critical resource-protection projects along Little Bear Creek, Woodin Creek and the Sammamish River.

Funding for the projects comes from real-estate excise taxes, development-impact fees, and admissions and utility taxes.


Officials identify car-crash victim

A 69-year-old man killed in an accident over the weekend in Issaquah has been identified as Lawrence Brown of Issaquah.

Brown died from head injuries suffered after his pickup veered off the road Saturday night at Newport Way Northwest and 12th Avenue Northwest, according to police and the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

His truck hit a light pole, went through a ditch and came to a stop in a parking lot, police said. Brown may have had an episode before the crash resulting from a medical problem, according to police.

Seattle Times Eastside bureau