17-year-old killed in accident on Highway 542

DESCRIPTION: On her way to her high school volleyball game, a 17-year-old girl was was stopped at an intersection on Highway 542 near Deming when she was struck from behind by another vehicle. Her car was pushed into the intersection and was struck by an oncoming semi-truck. She died at the scene. Washington State Patrol are still investigating the cause of the collision.

TYPE OF ACCIDENT: Multiple Motor Vehicle Collision
CAUSE:  Not yet determined
DATE: November 6, 2010
TIME: ~9:30am
LOCATION: Intersection of Highway 542 and Mitchell Road, Deming
NUMBER OF VEHICLES: 3
     CARS: 2
     VAN/TRUCKS/SUV's: 0
     BUS/SEMI's: 1
     MOTORCYCLES: 0
     PEDESTRIANS: 0
NUMBER INJURED: ?
NUMBER DECEASED: 1
DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: N/A
PERSONS INVOLVED: 3
INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Washington State Patrol
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: N/A
LEGAL ANALYSIS:   Investigation as to the cause of the collision is still ongoing.
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