Officials seek witnesses of fiery I-90 crash

August 13, 2013

By Peter Clark

The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a fiery crash the morning of Aug. 10 that left a woman in critical condition.

Trooper Chris Webb said that at 2:40 a.m., on Interstate 90 at the Sunset Way exit, a Honda Civic driven by 20-year old Kyle Allar, with 20-year-old Angela Christoulis in the passenger seat, collided into a guardrail. The force drove the vehicle over the edge of the road and down into a ravine, where it caught fire.

Troopers did not find the car until 4 a.m., when they spotted a pedestrian walking down the side of the interstate. Webb said Allar was shirtless and intoxicated, with a seatbelt mark across his chest indicating a wreck. After questioning the Woodinville man, troopers searched for the vehicle.

“It was burned beyond recognition,” Webb said. “The troopers heard and eventually located the female.”

The Bellevue woman was removed from the vehicle and transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Webb said that she suffered substantial damage to her arm.

Webb said Allar was arrested for vehicular assault, and added there was evidence of intoxicants at the scene.

The Washington State Patrol is asking the public to help give additional information either prior to or after the collision.

“Hopefully someone out there saw something,” he said. “Anyone who had seen the vehicle before our troops saw it would be helpful. This is being investigated as a felony.”

Anyone with information about the crash should call Detective Greg Wilcoxson at 401-7746 or Detective Russ Haake at 401-7717.


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