Siblings Ethan, left, and Kacee and parents Amber and David Weilert — the family of Michael Weilert — hold a portrait of him on the porch of their Parkland home in Pierce County.  Michael was killed in a traffic accident last year. (Daniel Kim / The Seattle Times)
(Daniel Kim / The Seattle Times)
Traffic Lab

Following dramatic jump in traffic deaths, Pierce County seeks change

As traffic fatalities rise across Washington state, the loss of a 13-year-old boy riding his bike in a crosswalk and a 34% increase in road deaths is leading the county to seek change. VIEW Updated