Crash News Report 2-5-16

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Road rage on Route 167 ends in shooting and crash

The Washington State Patrol was dispatched on Monday morning following 911 calls about a road rage incident that ended in a crash. When troopers arrived at the scene, they found four occupants in a vehicle that had crashed into a ditch. The driver and front seat passenger had been shot several times; the two passengers in the back seat were uninjured. Witnesses said that the incident began when one vehicle cut another off and both began driving aggressively. The suspect vehicle fled the scene, but is described as a dark passenger car with at least three occupants. 

Carjacking in Seattle’s Central District

Carjackers crashed a stolen vehicle in the Central District on Sunday afternoon. The ill-fated heist began when a man selling a 1987 Buick La Sabre believed that one of the suspects in the crime was interested in test driving his car. Instead of taking a turn around the block, the suspect stopped the car, and his accomplice in the back seat began choking the victim. Police officers located the stolen vehicle speeding near 26 Ave and E Olive St; the car collided with another parked car before the suspect jumped out and let it continue rolling down the hill, hitting several more cars. A 16-year-old was found in the passenger seat of the Buick and taken into custody. 

Defense attorney maintains story of Derrick Coleman’s sobriety in crash

Defense Attorney Diego Vargas told reporters this week that Derrick Coleman’s erratic behavior following a car crash in October was caused by the immediate aftermath of a concussion. According to the Bellevue police, a legal intoxicant known as synthetic marijuana was found in Coleman’s car following the crash. Attorney Vargas told reporters, "We have medical documentation that establishes that [Coleman was concussed]. The Seahawks relied on that medical documentation and they put him on the concussion protocol.” 

Rollover crash involving state trooper on US 2

A rollover crash involving a Washington State Patrol trooper blocked the right lane of westbound US 2 on Wednesday morning. The trooper sustained minor injuries. 

Tractor trailer crash near Yakima

According to the Washington State Patrol, truck driver Chris Woodward was going too fast for road conditions on Wednesday morning when his truck rolled onto the driver’s side while he was merging onto U.S. Highway 12. Other motorists noticed the wreck and helped Woodward out of the crushed cab. He was transported to Yakima Valley Memorial hospital for treatment of abdominal injuries. 

Single car crash near Moses Lake

A 73-year-old woman was injured in a crash on Monday on Interstate 90 after she drove off the highway to the left, overcorrected, and veered across the road. Her car rolled and came to a stop upside-down. The Washington State Patrol told reporters that inattention was to blame for the crash. 

Teen pleads guilty in fatal joyride

A 14-year-old boy made national headlines in November when he stole his friend’s mothers car and crashed it, injuring two passengers and killing 10-year-old Dylan Wilson. At his sentencing Monday, the 14-year-old pled guilty to vehicular homicide and other charges, telling the court that he “made a mistake.” 

Man ejected from car in crash

A Selah man was ejected from his car in a rollover crash on Tuesday night. Washington State Patrol told reporters that the crash happened at 7:50 pm, about 20 miles west of Naches. Adam Lee Owens was transported to Yakima Regional Hospital after the crash. He was not wearing his seatbelt. 

Toddler died in crash

A 2-year-old girl was killed in a rollover car accident in Mattawa, WA last Friday. Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash, but they stated that the girl was not wearing a seat belt. A 17-year-old driver and a 50-year-old passenger were also injured in the crash. 

Community comes together to help injured boys

Ten-year-old Eddy Mahanov and six-year-old Jacob Mahanov were airlifted to a hospital following a collision near Deer Park last Thursday. $23,000 has already been raised through GoFundMe to help the injured boys, with over 240 people donating to the account in a single day. Three other people were injured in the crash. 

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