Fatal crash leads to power outage for 7,000 residents

At least one person is dead, and the driver is being investigated for DUI .

Deadly Accident

A driver is under investigation for DUI after a fatal crash that also led to the power being lost to thousands of Enumclaw residents.

According to Puget Sound Energy and the Enumclaw Police Department, the outage occurred at 12:26 a.m. when a 2013 Ford F-150, traveling west out of town, crashed near the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and state Route 410.

“Witnesses said the truck was traveling… through town at over 100 miles an hour,” said Commander Tim Floyd of the EPD. “They failed to negotiate the curve and went off the road, across the ditch, and hit the power pole.”

According to Floyd, there were four passengers — one was ejected from the car and was dead on arrival.

Two others were transported to Harborview Medical Center, one by ground and the other by air. Their status is unknown.

The driver was transported to Valley Regional Medical Center for head trauma, and is under investigation for DUI, Floyd continued.

The names of the driver and passengers have not been released.

According to PSE, the power outage that resulted from the crash impacted more than 7,000 Enumclaw residents; power for the majority of folks was restored by 1:50 a.m., and the rest by 4 a.m., a spokesman said.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released.




Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@courierherald.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.courierherald.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in News

In addition to traveling through Enumclaw and Buckley, Santa will also be at the Enumclaw Expo Center's Hometown Holiday Parade Dec. 4 - 6, in place of being a part of the normal Enumclaw holiday parade. File photo
Santa to visit Buckley, Enumclaw neighborhoods

Make sure you know when Old Saint Nick is traveling through your area Dec. 7 - 12.

Feel free to use this image, just link to www.SeniorLiving.Org
Buckley budget includes money for streets, recreation projects

Residents can look forward to work being done on River Avenue and a new athletic court.

Enumclaw's decision making tree
ESD students will not return until January

Many teachers and parents saw flaws in the plan for students to return to school after Thanksgiving, just to have them go on winter holiday a few weeks later.

Sage Viniconis is a career performing artist in King County who’s been out of work and seeking creative outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtesy photo/Sage Viniconis
Puget Sound artists adapt creativity, and business sense, to pandemic

Artists Sunday is an online directory that connects artists across the county, state and nation.

The Courier-Herald is moving to a paid-subscription model. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
Dec. 2 is the last free edition of the Courier-Herald

When you subscribe to a newspaper, you’re not just receiving a product, but investing in an idea.

One of the highlights of Holiday Fantasy has been outright donations to a worthy cause. Here, attendees show their support during the 2018 event. This year, the event will be holding a virtual auction over four days. Photo by Kevin Hanson
Holiday Fantasy goes virtual, offers four days of silent auction

The annual Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation fundraiser helps fund nearly a third of the non-profits various programs, from feeding seniors to arranging transport to medical appointments.

File photo
Snow Lake, located near Snoqualmie Pass in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Washington releases new forest plan

It outlines ways the state will protect and maintain forest health.

Still from the movie
New horror movie filmed in Enumclaw

“They Reach” was written and directed by a former local, who wanted to show off Enumclaw in his first-ever feature-length film.

City of Buckley's Merry and Bright competition
Buckley hosts first-ever holiday decoration competition

The deadline to register your home is Dec. 4.

Most Read