8-Year-Old Girl Dies in DUI Crash on Highway 12 [Oakville, WA]

8-Year-Old Girl Dies in DUI Crash on Highway 12 [Oakville, WA]

Fatal DUI Collision on Highway 12

Oakville, WA (December 18, 2021)– On Thursday, an 8-year-old girl lost her life in a two-vehicle DUI crash on Highway 12.

The Washington State Patrol responded to the crash scene minutes after 8:30 p.m. at the intersection with Pearson Road. 

Investigators said that a 31-year-old Oakville woman was westbound on the highway with her daughter.  She crossed the center line and struck a big rig that was hauling cars. 

The woman’s vehicle went upside down in a deep ditch full of water. 

Immediately, the emergency responders rushed the 8-year-old girl to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital in Tacoma, where she later died. 

Meanwhile, the officers took the woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with serious injuries.

Similarly, the rescue team rushed the big rig’s driver to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. 

Moreover, the authorities have not yet taken the woman into custody but they will charge her DUI once her injuries are treated.


Sweet Lawyers would like to express our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. May you have courage during this difficult time.


Fatal Vehicle Collision

When someone dies or is killed due to another person’s negligence or misconduct, the bereaved can sue the negligent parties for the damages that they caused.

Some of the instances that could result in a wrongful death are homicide, medical malpractice, transportation accidents just like what happened in this crash. It could be any other instance caused by the wrongdoing of another person.

In filing for a wrongful death case, it is important to know that there is a time limit on when family members can take legal action.

These restrictions are called the statute of limitations. It only allows the bereaved to file a wrongful death lawsuit within a certain amount of time.

Unfortunately, when these expire, the legal claim is no longer valid. In that case, the family of the deceased can no longer file a lawsuit.

Thus, it is important to know and understand these time limitations, as they vary from state to state and case to case.

With this in mind, we recommend for you to reach us at Sweet Lawyers to know more about how a wrongful death case could help you and your family. Our number is (800) 674 7852.

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