Fatal Accident on Hwy 20 Near Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

KIRO News 7 is reporting a fatal accident involving two vehicles on Highway 20 just outside of Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

Details of the Fatal Accident

  • The accident happened at approximately 5:10 a.m. on Friday morning near Hamilton Cemetery Rd. on Hwy 20 just east of Sedro-Woolley.
  • Three victims were airlifted to area hospitals with life-threatening injuries; one victim later died.
  • A total of three people were killed in the accident. One fatality has been identified as a 23-year-old woman. A description of the other victims is not yet known.
  • Initial reports say four occupants were in one vehicle and one driver in the other. Multiple people were trapped for a period of time after the accident.

Washington Car Crash Facts

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission provides the following facts and figures about motor vehicle accidents in the state in 2012.

  • There were 99,650 total collisions which resulted in 438 fatalities and 45,393 injuries.
  • On average, a crash occurred every 5 minutes. Every 20 hours someone was killed.
  • Motorcyclists accounted for 82 traffic-related fatalities and 404 traffic-related serious injuries.
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