Fatal Car Crash on State Route 20 East of US Highway 101
SEQUIM, WA (January 5, 2018) – Karen D. Najera of Sequim, 59, died on State Route 20 when colliding with a Kenworth tractor trailer on Friday morning.
The Washington State Patrol reported the accident around 10:44 AM. The vehicles involved were a green 1998 Honda Civic two-door coupe and a large tractor trailer.
She was traveling eastbound near the Moa Hill Road Intersection, driving on the shoulder portion. Her tire caught, causing her to over-correct and lose control of the vehicle. Najera’s Honda swerved left across the centerline of SR 20 and into oncoming traffic, where she crashed into the Kenworth tractor trailer that was traveling west.
The truck pushed the sedan about 300 feet and into a ditch before coming to a complete stop.
The driver of the trailer was 42-year-old Jason G. Crawford from Port Townsend. He was driving an unloaded wood chip trailer for the Port Townsend Paper Co. mill, according to WSP spokesperson, Russ Winger.
There were no other passengers involved in the accident. Najera and Crawford were both wearing seat belts. The Honda and the tractor tractor were totaled, as the impact of the crash was significant.
Traffic was rerouted as the two-lane road was closed for about 7 hours after the accident occurred.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors; however, authorities believe that cellphone use may have been played a role.
We send positive thoughts and warm wishes to the friends and family of Karen D. Najera.
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