Wednesday, January 4, 2017
|Staging area off SR 903 at Patrick Mine Rd.|
According to the Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, on Friday, December 30, 2016, at around 5:16pm, Deputies responded with personnel from Kittitas County Search and Rescue, Kittitas County Fire District 6, and Hospital District 2 Paramedics, to reports of a snowmobile accident about 2 miles northeast of Ronald in an off trail area.
A 46 year old Lake Forest Park resident, Marlecia Smallman, was involved in a single vehicle snowmobile accident and was unconscious and pinned under her snowmobile.
Rescue crews accessed the patient via snow rescue vehicles and extricated her. Marlecia was transported back to Ronald on a rescue vehicle and then by ambulance to North Bend, where she was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with life threatening injuries.
The investigation is ongoing however, alcohol was not involved.