UPDATE: The driver killed in this crash has been identified as Roger S. Warren. His cause of death, according to the King County Medical Examiner, was positional asphyxiation, after he was suspended by his seatbelt in an inverted position following the accident.
A 64-year-old truck driver from Orting is dead today after the semi truck he was driving flipped on its top on the SR 167 and SR 18 interchange, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The man’s name has not yet been released, as his next-of-kin has not been notified.
The driver was traveling southbound on SR 167 at 10:45 a.m. when he attempted to exit for westbound SR 18 at the time of the accident, the report states. His semi-truck left the roadway and rolled over on the left shoulder, coming to a rest on its top.
The cause of this accident is under investigation by the Washington State Patrol.