Woman from Bothell charged with 4 felonies after deadly car collision
Location: Seattle, Washington; Broadway
Type: Car Accidents, Motor Vehicle Accidents
Outcome: Two dead, Two injured
A woman from Bothell was finally charged with four felonies on Thursday in connection with a February 26th wrong-way collision on Broadway that killed two and seriously injured two others.
The 28-year-old driver, Camille A. Spink told Everett police that she had consumed three glasses of wine at a friend’s house before heading north down Broadway. Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Tobin Darrow claimed in court papers that the driver missed a turn, ignored flashing lights and traffic sign warnings that she was driving the wrong way, and slammed head-on into a car carrying four people.
Two people from Tacoma were killed instantly in the crash; 24-year-old Sheena Blair and 19-year-old Martin Ramirez. The two others, both 18-year-old males, were seriously injured and rushed to Harborview Medical Center after the collision. They suffered broken bones and both required surgery.
At the scene, Spink smelled strongly of alcohol and was stumbling and swaying in the road. Her blood was drawn later at the hospital and showed her blood alcohol level was more than double the legal limit at .21. She also admitted to smoking marijuana earlier during the day, which was confirmed by the blood test.
The Snohomish County Superior Court charges against the driver accuse her of two counts of vehicular homicide and two counts of vehicular assault.
The night of the crash, Spink was detained but set free by police within hours, pending the results of the blood tests.
Prosecutors have asked a judge to order Spink to abstain from alcohol use and obey traffic laws while she awaits trial.
Spink and her friend were heading to a local bar when they got into the collision. Court papers state that she told police she didn’t know how the crash happened.