Camano Island Man Dies in Crash with Fuel Tanker Near Darrington

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Darrington, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a two vehicle, fatal crash,  on Eastbound State Route 530 near milepost 46, 3 miles East of Darrington around 8:13 p.m. on July 3rd, 2018.

According to a press release from the Washington State Patrol, 69-year old James Robert Shields of Camano Island was traveling Eastbound State Route 530 in a red 2002 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup when his vehicle crossed the center line for an unknown reason and struck a 2011 Peterbilt Tractor and Tank Trailer head-on, causing the Tractor to burst into flames.

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Mr. Shields died at the scene. The driver of the Tanker, 50-year old Lawrence Rogers of Everett was not injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation and no charges are expected.

Photo: WSP

The Tractor and Tank Trailer was towed by Dicks Towing, the Silverado was totaled and impounded to North County Towing for  safe keeping.

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