Man who died after being rear-ended Tuesday is identified

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The King County Medical Examiner’s office has released the identity of the 63-year-old Edmonds man who died at Harborview Medical Center after being severely injured in a motor vehicle collision while waiting at a traffic light in Edmonds Tuesday morning.

The man, John Spudich, was taken to Harborview after the van he was driving was rear-ended by a pick-up truck and pushed into another vehicle at the corner of 220th Street Southwest and 76th Avenue West around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The collision pushed all three vehicles into the intersection of 220th and 76th, one person who witnessed the collision said.

Sgt. Don Anderson Blackburn of the Edmonds Police Department said that police are continuing to investigate the details of the accident and have not yet released the identities of the other drivers involved in the crash. The driver of the truck that hit the van, a 68-year-old man also from Edmonds, was taken to Harborview with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the stopped pick-up truck, a 57-year-old Edmonds man, was transported to Stevens Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

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