Woman killed in two-car collision on Highway 101

Story Highlights:
One person killed in Shelton car accident
Motor vehicle collision cause unknown
Highway 101 blocked for over 3 hours

Date: December 29, 2010, 12/29/2010
Location: Shelton, Mason County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor Vehicle Accident
Outcome: One dead

On Wednesday around 5pm, 6 people were involved in a collision on Highway 101 near Shelton. A 40-year-old woman, Kristen Roy, who was heading south, spun out on the highway and hit another vehicle that was carrying two adults and three children.

Roy was killed on impact and the passengers in the other car were taken to Mason General Hospital for treatment of their injuries. Both vehicles were totaled. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the accident and whether or not alcohol was a factor in the crash. No charges are expected to be filed.

The highway was blocked for over three hours while authorities investigated and cleared the wreckage.

Washington State Accident Statistics

There were an estimated 6,420,000 car accidents in the US in 2005. There were about 2.9 million car accident injury cases and 42,636 car accident deaths. An average of 115 persons die each day in car accidents in the United States -- one every 13 minutes. According to the World Health Organization about 3000 people die in car accidents each day worldwide.

Seattle Wrongful Death Attorneys

Seattle attorney Chris Davis and the team at Davis Law Group send out their most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the driver who was killed in this terrible accident. No one is ever prepared for the wrongful death of a loved one. In most wrongful death cases, the estate and certain surviving family members will have a claim for damages. If a loved one has been killed in Washington state, you may be entitled to significant compensation under the law.
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