Suicide follows traffic accident in rural Enumclaw

A tragic turn of events left two young men dead in rural Enumclaw early Sunday morning.

According to information released by the King County Sheriff's Office, the driver of a pickup truck that stuck and killed a bicyclist then shot and killed himself just after the accident.

Names of the deceased had not been officially released as of Monday morning, although word of the incident was quickly making the rounds.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:10 a.m. The pickup, a 1992 GMC Sierra 2500, was southbound on 228th Avenue Southeast near Southeast 444th Street. The truck was driven by a 24-year-old man from Buckley.

A second vehicle was passing the truck when the bicyclist, also southbound, was hit. The bicyclist was a 20-year-old Enumclaw man staying with family friends near the scene of the accident.

A passenger in the truck (and the owner of the vehicle) is a 27-year-old Buckley man who is a cousin of the driver. Both the driver and the passenger were acquainted with the bicyclist.

The investigation into the accident is continuing.

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