Cab driver struck, killed after icy spinout

Cab driver struck, killed after icy spinout
BURIEN, Wash. -- One person was killed and several others were injured after icy roads caused multiple spinouts on area roads early Wednesday.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Dan McDonald said a cab driver lost control and spun out on northbound State Route 509 about 4:14 a.m.

"Unfortunately, a short time later, we got a calls from two different drivers called saying they struck a pedestrian that was laying next to the taxi," McDonald said.

The taxi driver who was hit died at the scene, and it was not immediately clear why he got out of the cab after the spinout. His name has not been released.

Trooper shut down the northbound lanes of SR-509 and were detouring traffic off onto the 128th Street exit while they investigated the incident.

Icy roads are also believed to have been a factor in a six-car pileup on the State Route 99 ramp to Southbound 599.

Officials said one person was briefly trapped in one of the wrecked vehicles and was critically injured.

Troopers were responding to other spinouts and crashes throughout the region and advised drivers to be careful in areas where Monday's slushy snow may have frozen as temperatures fell overnight.

Snow and ice forced several districts to delay classes for a second day, but temperatures were expected to warm throughout the day into the mid 40s.