Trudy Slanger of Lynnwood Killed in Pursuit Crash on State Route 525 [Lynnwood, WA]

Trudy Slanger of Lynnwood Killed in Pursuit Crash on State Route 525 [Lynnwood, WA]

Robert Rowland of Kenmore Arrested in SR 525 Deadly Crash

Lynnwood, WA (April 13, 2024) – 83-year-old Trudy Slanger of Lynnwood was killed following a pursuit crash on State Route 525 Thursday night.

The authorities received the crash report at 8 p.m. on the northbound SR 525 and 148th Street SW.

Investigators said the driver at fault, 37-year-old Robert Rowland of Kenmore, was a kidnapping suspect. Troopers said the 34-year-old kidnapping victim was inside Rowland’s vehicle during the pursuit.

Rowland drove the vehicle onto SR 525 in the wrong direction and the authorities stopped the chase.

WSP officers stated that the suspect drove south in the northbound lanes and struck an oncoming vehicle driven by Slanger head-on. 

As a result, Rowland’s vehicle rolled and caught a fire.

One of the involved vehicles was mangled on top of the center cement barriers while the other sustained heavy damage. 

Sadly, the authorities declared Trudy Slanger deceased at the scene.

Rowland and the kidnapping victim sustained injuries. The rescuers took them to two separate local hospitals. 

Officers said Rowland is facing charges of kidnapping, first-degree domestic violence assault and second-degree murder.


Sweet Lawyers would like to extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family. Our hearts are with you through these trying times.


Trudy Slanger Dies in Lynnwood Wrong-Way Crash

Having lost a loved one that could have been prevented is a difficult experience for the bereaved.

Nevertheless, the family of the victim must be aware that they can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The goal of this lawsuit is to give the loved ones of the deceased some semblance of justice.

A wrongful death suit allows families to hold parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused. Settlements can range from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions of dollars, depending on the scale of the event. Providing financial relief for the relatives of those who have passed away.

With legal representation, you can obtain compensation for medical bills, loss of earnings, future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more. A lawyer will exhaust every avenue to ensure you get the maximum settlement. In addition to speaking to witnesses, analyzing evidence, and gathering important data, they will appear in court to support your claim.

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