Edmonds school district lost a health and fitness teacher Saturday in a car accident on U.S. 2 near Leavenworth, according to news reports.
The 49-year-old teacher at an Edmonds middle school was riding with her husband and two teenage children in a 2008 Chevrolet Suburban through the mountain pass when her husband lost control of their SUV on the icy roadway. The vehicle hit a snow bank on the right side of the road, causing the SUV to roll over, hit a tree and land upside down.
The mother, who was headed out with her family for a ski trip, died in the car accident, while her husband and two children survived. All of the occupants were wearing their seatbelt, according to troopers.
It is unclear whether the family’s SUV had properly outfitted tires for the icy roadways. The accident is continually being investigated.
As a Seattle car accident attorney, I’m saddened to hear about this fatal car accident involving a teacher that so many were close to. My condolences go out to this woman’s family and friends who are coping with this tragic accident. I urge drivers to drive carefully through the mountain passes and make sure they are using studded tires or chains.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact a Seattle car accident attorney.