Dangerous Highway: officials push for safety improvements to U-S-Highway Two - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Dangerous Highway: officials push for safety improvements to U-S-Highway Two

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SKYKOMISH, Wash. (AP) -

Officials have long suggested that U-S- Highway Two through the Cascades is one of the state's most dangerous highways, so word of another fatal crash isn't taking them by surprise.

Two drivers were killed in a head-on crash east of Skykomish yesterday -- the same day the U-S-Two Safety Coalition was meeting with state and local officials to discuss a one-point-three (m) million dollar safety improvement study to be completed by next spring.

Transportation Department figures show that 43 people have died in accidents on the two-lane highway between Everett and Skykomish since 1999. Sultan Police Chief Fred Walser says he wants to know how many more people have to die before improvements are made.

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