Dump truck sideswipes minivan on Issaquah-Hobart Road

November 19, 2013

NEW — 11:33 a.m. Nov. 19, 2013

Two drivers received nonlife-threatening injuries as a large dump truck collided into the side of a minivan Nov. 19 on Issaquah-Hobart Road.

Savannah Laseter, the 23-year-old driver of the commercial dump truck, reportedly experienced brake failure on state Route 18, so took the Issaquah-Hobart Road exit. There, Laseter hit 46-year-old Martin Palmas-Ortega’s Dodge Caravan. Both vehicles went through a guardrail, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Webb.

“It appears to be mechanical,” Webb said. “Amazingly, there were no life-threatening injuries.”

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Man dies in crash on Issaquah-Hobart Road

November 12, 2013

A car collision took the life of a 90-year-old Issaquah resident Nov. 6.

John Bradley died in the crash on Issaquah-Hobart Road, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

Public Information Officer Cindi West said Bradley’s car collided with a large dump truck at about 2:48 p.m. and he died at the scene. She said it appeared one of the vehicles might have crossed the center line.

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King County plans to repave two local roads

August 20, 2013

Only a handful of roads are on the county’s summer paving program, including Southeast May Valley Road and Issaquah-Hobart Road.

In late September, depending on the weather, 3.41 miles on Southeast May Valley Road, from state Route 900 to 229th Drive Southeast, is planned to be paved.

In 2014, 1.56 miles of Issaquah-Hobart Road, from the Issaquah city limits to Southeast 132nd Way will be paved, with preparation and paving occurring at night.

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