- The alarm goes off. Roomie hadn’t gone to bed, since she’s working tonight and would sleep during the day. I shaved, showered, and dressed in record time. Didn’t plan it that way; it just happened. Roomie had made me half a pot of coffee. I had a bit over half a cup while I checked my email. Luxury! I put the rest into a travel mug for the commute to Seattle.
As I was sipping my coffee and checking my email, a wrong-way driver was killed in the 5 near Marysville. The rate of closure between him and the two vehicles he hit was estimated on a radio report to have been 120 mph. All southbound lanes were closed. It took me over an hour to get around the scene on a surface street, and the freeway didn’t open again until about 20 minutes after I’d finally gotten to the office.
So while I relaxed a bit, drinking coffee before leaving for work, a man was quickly mangled to death.