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By Grace
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Distracted drivers: killers at large


April 26, 2017

Tina Meyer

Arlington resident Cody Meyer, 23, died last May from injuries sustained in a December 2015 distracted-driver accident near Issaquah while working as a highway flagger.

Twenty-three-year-old Cody Meyer loved hiking at Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, Washington, and lighting off fireworks on the Fourth of July. He spent time playing video games with his father and brother and hanging out with his girlfriend, Nicole.

Arlington-resident Tina Meyer, describes her son, Cody, as her best friend.

"The one thing that a lot of people don't get with their boys is affection as they get older," Tina said. "Cody was the type of man who would always give me a kiss on the lips."

Cody was working as a construction flagger on Cedar Grove Road near Issaquah on Dec. 15, 2015, when a jeep estimated travelling at 40 mph struck him. The driver, Andrew Richwine, had glanced d...

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