Updated on: 4/1/2019
Impaired driving may have been the cause of a fatal collision on State Route 6 outside of Raymond on Sunday morning, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred just after 2 a.m. on SR 6, between Menlo and Lebam.
Police say a Toyota Tacoma driven by a 38-year-old Chehalis man was heading east on SR 6. In the opposite direction was a Mercury Cougar driven by a 49-year-old Raymond man. As the vehicles neared each other, the Tacoma crossed the center line and hit the Mercury head-on.
The driver of the Mercury was killed.
Police say that drugs or alcohol were involved, but the official cause and possible charges are pending.
Location of the Collision
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