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      Man killed in snowy crash along SR-9 in Lake Stevens

      LAKE STEVENS, Wash. -- A 69-year-old man was killed in snowy crash along SR-9 in Lake Stevens Saturday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.

      Trooper Mark Francis says the collision happened just before 10 p.m. near where the highway intersects with SR-92. Arthur Whetstone was driving south on SR-9 when he lost control and spun out sideways into the northbound lanes, troopers said.

      Moments later, he was struck by a pickup truck and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

      Francis said both speed and snow appear to be factors, adding there was about 1 inch of snow at the time of the crash and snow was still falling.

      He added that there were a number of other spinouts near the crash scene and troopers had to close the highway between SR-528 and SR-92 for the investigation.
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