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Deadly crash grim reminder of dangers of driving in fog

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Deadly crash grim reminder of dangers of driving in fog

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

BLAINE, Wash. – State troopers say the crash that killed two people on Grandview Road yesterday is a grim reminder of the dangers of driving in fog.

Thirty-nine-year-old Wesley Martin of Gautier, Mississippi tried to pass a semi-truck in dense fog and crashed head-on into a car going the opposite direction.

Martin died at the scene, as the other driver, 18-year-old Angela Roderick of Blaine.

Trooper Keith Leary says with only about 50 to 75 feet visibility in the thick fog, it’s hard to understand why Martin tried to pass the semi.

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He says all drivers need to slow down in fog, especially if visibility is low.

Troopers are awaiting results of toxicology reports, but do not believe alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.