Fatal crash investigation continues
The Washington State Patrol is continuing its investigation of a February 28 three-car accident on I-5 that resulted in the deaths of two Blaine high school students, Brittney Armstrong and Kailey Walter.
A white 2004 Subaru Impreza driven by a 17-year-old Blaine high school girl collided with a blue 1992 Subaru Legacy driven by a 17-year-old Blaine high school boy. The collision forced the Impreza into oncoming traffic on the southbound lanes and was hit by a third vehicle driven by a 60-year-old Mount Vernon woman. Armstrong and Walter were both rear passengers in the Impreza.
The driver of the Impreza, Krissie Hammer, of Point Roberts, and the front passenger Denise Hackett, both 17, of Blaine, were hospitalized in serious condition but have since been released from hospital, according to St. Joseph community relations officer Nicci Noteboom.
The driver of the Legacy, Curtis Richardson and his passenger, Daniel Diaz, both 17, also of Blaine, suffered minor injuries and both were released at the scene.
Judith Olson, 60, of Mount Vernon, the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck that struck the girls’ vehicle while traveling south on I-5, has since been released from Harborview Hospital in Seattle to a specialized nursing facility in satisfactory condition, hospital officials said.