Teens injured in crash near Beaver Lake

July 26, 2011

By Warren Kagarise

Injured occupants cut from mangled Subaru after high-speed crash

Medics rushed three people to the hospital early July 21 after a high-speed crash near Beaver Lake.

Police said a speeding car lost control, tore through a fence and then slammed into a tree near Southeast 25th Way and Beaver Lake Way Southeast, about a half-mile east of Beaver Lake Park.

Eastside Fire & Rescue crews extricated the occupants from the mangled wreck of the white Subaru Impreza and transported them to the hospital. Officials described the occupants’ injuries as serious but not life-threatening.

Officials identified the driver as an 18-year-old Fall City man and the occupant of the passenger seat, another 18-year-old man, as his brother.

The front-seat passenger managed to escape from the wreck. The emergency crew found him outside of the vehicle.

Crews used the Jaws of Life to cut the backseat passenger, a 16-year-old Sammamish boy, and the driver from the crashed car.

King County Sheriff’s Office detectives said the crash occurred as the vehicle headed northbound on Beaver Lake Way Southeast at about 12:25 a.m. The driver lost control, sped off the east side of the roadway and then hit the fence and tree.

Residents in the area called 911 at about 12:30 a.m. to report a loud crashing noise.

Detectives do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash. However, excessive speed could be a contributing factor. The investigation into the crash continues.

Warren Kagarise: 392-6434, ext. 234, or wkagarise@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.

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