Over the fence: Crash in Edmonds leaves two teenagers dead

Sunday, July 24, 2016

On July 22, 2016 around 11:30 pm, Edmonds Police Officers were notified of a single vehicle collision in the 8000 block of Olympic View Drive.

That location sits between the intersections of 180th St SW and Andover St in Edmonds.

One of the passengers from the crash, a teenage girl, had made it out of the car and managed to flag down a passing motorist. They called 911 on her behalf to summon aid.

When officers arrived, they found a single vehicle that had run off the roadway, down an embankment and collided with a tree. Five teenagers had been in the vehicle at the time of the crash.

All are from the South Snohomish County area and range from 13-16 years of age. The driver and one rear seat passenger were declared deceased at the scene. Both were 16 year old males. The other passengers, one male and two females, suffered varying injuries. Both male passengers had serious injuries to include multiple broken bones. The female passenger that flagged down the motorist had only minor injuries.

Traffic investigators were called to the scene. On initial review, they did not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved.

They did believe that speed was a primary factor in the collision.

The roadway was closed for several hours and reopened around 7am the next morning.

The collision is still under active investigation.

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office responded to the scene. Final identification of the deceased will be released by their office.

Due to the sensitive nature of the incident, police are not releasing images of the scene or the vehicle.

--Edmonds Police


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