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SULTAN TEEN DIES IN CRASH ON SR 2
November 14, 2015
This report first appeared the morning of 11/13/15 in
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Updated report 11/13/15 @ 4:00 pm
(MONROE, WA.) -- The Washington State Patrol says a teenager from Sultan died late Thursday night after the car in which she was riding left the roadway at a high rate of speed on the outskirts of Monroe on the Stevens Pass Highway (State Route 2).
The patrol report says the accident happened just after 11:30 pm Thursday night as a 2000 Volkswagon Jetta with five teens in the car was headed eastbound on SR 2 at Sofie Road (Milepost 18) when the VW, due to excessive speed, left the road, vaulted over the guardrail and flipped over multiple times as it went down a ravine and came to a stop.
The roadway was blocked for five hours. The vehicle was totaled. The patrol says a 17-year old girl from Sultan who was a passenger in the car died at the scene. According to an earlier broadcast report, that girl's younger sister was one of three teens that were ejected from the car and were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett in serious condition.
The three teens that were injured included two 14-year old girls and one 17-year old girl. Their hometowns were not immediately available.
The driver of the VW, identified as 18-year old Anthony L. Box of Sultan was taken to Evergreen Health Hospital of Monroe for treatment of unspecified injuries and then arrested.
The state patrol report says Box will face charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular assault and reckless endangerment as well as driving under the influence (DUI).
The first, early morning report is below
(MONROE, WA.) -- A Sultan teenager died overnight when the car she was riding in crashed on Highway 2/the Stevens Pass Highway in Monroe.
A total of five teens were in a car heading east that left the highway just after midnight due to excess speed, went flying past Sofie Road and a guardrail and then went sailing down a ravine before coming to rest, according to a report by KING-TV in Seattle.
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A state trooper told the station that a 17-year old girl from Sultan died at the scene from her injuries. Three of the teens were ejected during the crash. One of them was the younger sister of the Sultan teen who died.
The three teenagers were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett in serious condition, according to the report.
The 18-year old driver of the car was arrested on several changes including vehicular manslaughter. The state patrol told the station it appeared that drugs, along with speed were a factor in the crash.