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ONE WOMAN DIES, MONROE MAN INJURED IN HEAD ON CRASH ON SR 2
March 17, 2016
This report first appeared March 16, 2016 in the Chronicle's Breaking News section
MAP shows where fatal accident on SR 2 occurred. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(STEVENS PASS, WA.) -- The Washington State Patrol (WSP) says a Marysville woman was killed and a Monroe, Washington man was injured in a head-on collision at Stevens Pass on State Route 2.
The accident happened Tuesday morning during the 5:00 am hour at milepost 60.8 on SR 2, which is about 10 miles east of Skykomish, Washington.
See map at right.
The state patrol report says a 2001 Nissan Maxima 4-door was heading westbound on the highway and a 2000 Dodge Caravan was eastbound on the same road when for reasons not known, the Nissan crossed the center line of the highway and crashed into the Dodge.
Both vehicles were totaled by the impact. Killed in the accident was the driver of the Nissan identified by the state patrol as 20-year old Josie Lynn Eikenberry of Marysville, Washington who was deceased at the scene.
Injured was the driver of the Dodge Caravan identified as Pete Weaver, 63, of Monroe, Washington who was transported to Providence (Colby) Hospital in Everett.
The WSP report says it is not believed that drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. The cause of the accident is under investigation.