A 37-year-old Bellevue man was killed in a head-on crash on State Route 900 early Monday morning.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) first reported the crash near SE 95th Street on SR 900, also known as Renton-Issaquah Road SE, just before 4:30 a.m.
According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rick Johnson, a grey Ford Focus was traveling westbound, crossed the centerline and struck a box truck in the eastbound lanes head-on.
Johnson said two people were inside the Focus at the time of the crash. The 37-year-old man driving died at the scene, and the passenger, a 33-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital and “will be OK,” Johnson said.
The driver of the box truck suffered minor injuries.
All lanes of SR 900 were closed for several hours during the investigation. The roadway reopened to traffic around 9:45 a.m.