Randy Betterton Dies in High-Speed 5 Freeway Accident Near 236th Street Southwest
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA (December 31, 2019) — A fiery high-speed collision on the 5 Freeway near 236th Street Southwest early Sunday left a driver dead.
According to the Washington State Patrol, 28-year-old Randy Betterton traveled at a high rate of speed northbound around 2:30 a.m. His 2009 Nissan subsequently sideswiped a 2008 Honda Accord, driven by a 35-year-old man from Colfax.
As a result of the impact, the Bothell man’s Nissan struck a jersey barrier and a concrete bridge abutment before catching on fire.
A 22-year-old man from Everett riding inside the Nissan escaped the blazing inferno–as to how remains unclear–and suffered unknown injuries.
As for the Honda driver, he or she dodged injuries. Betterton, unfortunately, died in the crash.
At this time, local authorities are investigating the ultimate cause of the crash and thus far believe speed might have played a role.
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Randy Betterton.
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