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CIU Investigates Fatal Collision in Lake Stevens
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2020
CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Director of Communications, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’Keefe@snoco.org, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263
LAKE STEVENS, Wash. – Around 3:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit responded to a fatal collision in the 1600 block of North Machias Rd. A truck driving northbound struck the side of a passenger vehicle as it was crossing over the lanes of travel. The driver of the passenger vehicle, an 86-year-old Lake Stevens woman, died at the scene. The driver of the truck was not injured and remained at the scene.
CIU detectives are still working to determine the cause of the collision, but detectives believe the passenger vehicle was struck on its side as it was crossing over the lanes of travel to enter a driveway on the other side of the roadway. The road is expected to remain closed for several hours while detectives investigate the crash.
Positive identification of the decedent, as well as cause and manner of death, will come from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.