Shortly after 7:00 am on Saturday, March 24th, Valley Regional Fire Authority, and Auburn Police Department responded to a single-vehicle accident. The Mini Cooper flipped onto its rooftop and became entangled in a chain-link fence after colliding with a telephone pole. The three occupants were males in their 20’s. Upon arrival to the scene, rescue workers found one of the two passengers, a 25-year-old Male, deceased.
VRFA assessed the injured and rendered aid to two occupants of the vehicle. One of the occupants was treated and transported by King County Medic One to Harborview for possible head injuries. The other occupant was taken to Auburn Multicare for minor injuries.
Assessing the Cause
The witness to the accident informed police that the vehicle had been traveling at a high rate of speed before the crash. APD’s investigation confirmed speed to be a contributing factor to the accident. Preliminary findings by Investigators suggest drugs and/or alcohol also contributed to the accident. Toxicology reports will be returned in four to six weeks.
Investigators will determine what, if any, charges are appropriate upon return of the toxicology reports. Any traffic violations will be issued at the completion of the investigation as well.