Two teenagers died and one teen was seriously injured in a car accident in Kittitas count, according to news reports.
The accident occurred around midnight Wednesday when two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old were driving south on Coleman Canyon Road, about 15 miles north of Ellensburg, according to news reports.
The driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and rolled the car over, causing to to land on its top on the east side of the roadway.
Two 16-year-olds boys were killed in the crash. A 15-year-old Kittitas High School student was transported to Harborview Medical Center by helicopter where she was listed in serious but stable condition.
Police believe driving under the influence of alcohol played a role in the tragic collision.
“This is among the worst tragedies we have seen and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the children who were lost,” said Kittitas County Undersheriff Clayton Myers to news reports. “This event reinforces the need to find more effective ways to address underage drinking in our community.”
As an Everett car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal car accident involving a teenage driver and possible drinking and driving. I hope the injured teenager in this accident are able to make a full and speedy recovery. My condolences are with the victims friends and family during this difficult time.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer in Everett.