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CIU Responds to Double Fatal Collision in Darrington


CONTACT: Courtney O’Keefe, Communications Specialist, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office, Courtney.O’, 425-388-3865, Media line: 425-249-6263

DARRINGTON, Wash. –The Sheriff’s Office Collision Investigation Unit is responding to a double fatal collision near Clear Creek Road and Mountain Loop Hwy. Just before 3 p.m. today a passenger vehicle crashed into and a large piece of construction equipment parked on the side of the road.

The driver, a 19 year-old male from Aberdeen, and the passenger, a 17 year-old male from Darrington, were both pronounced dead at the scene. The Collision Investigation Unit is investigating the cause of the collision and believe speed may have been a factor.  No other vehicles were involved.

The road will remain closed while CIU is investigating.