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CIU Investigates Fatal Collision in Lake Stevens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 2, 2019

CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. –The Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit is investigating a fatal collision at 84th St NE and 105th Ave NE that occurred just before 2 p.m. on Monday, December 31. A Chevy Van rear-ended a Toyota Yaris forcing the Toyota into the oncoming lane of traffic where it was hit head-on by a third vehicle, an Acura SUV. 

The driver of the Toyota, a 48 year-old female, and the passenger, a 72 year-old Lake Stevens woman, were both transported to the hospital by aid. The 72 year-old woman died shortly after arriving at the hospital. The driver of the Acura, a 28 year-old Arlington man, left the scene. He was later located at a nearby hospital seeking treatment for his injuries. After being released from the hospital, he was arrested for two unrelated warrants and booked into Snohomish County jail.

The driver suspected of causing the collision, a 43 year-old male, stayed at the scene and cooperated with investigators. The road was closed for several hours during the investigation Monday. CIU is still working to determine the cause of the collision. Identification of the deceased, as well as cause and manner, are pending from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner.

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