Fatality collision last Sunday on SR 104

Saturday, December 22, 2018

On Sunday, December 16, 2018, there was a fatality collision on Ballinger Way where it becomes NE 205th at the freeway.

A northbound vehicle (Vehicle 1) driven by 74 year old Anthony Aversano of Mountlake Terrace had exited the northbound freeway via the northeast cloverleaf. His intention was to turn left onto Ballinger Way.

An 89 year old driver from Edmonds (Vehicle 2) was traveling westbound on Ballinger when Mr. Aversano pulled out to make a left-hand turn.

Vehicle 2 struck vehicle one on the driver side rear door, spun and came to rest facing the wrong way in lane two. Vehicle 1 rotated, hit a street sign and came to rest on the median.

The driver of Vehicle 1, Mr. Aversano, was taken to Edmonds Swedish Hospital where he died on Thursday, December 20. The driver of Vehicle 2 was not injured.

The collision was investigated by Washington State Patrol.

The cause of the collision was determined to be "failure to yield." No charges were filed.


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