Falling Trees Kills Two, Injuring Nine and Closes Stevens Pass
STEVENS PASS, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says another falling tree on U.S. Highway 2 has hit a car and injured five more people.
KOMO-TV reports Saturday’s incident was the second serious accident caused by a tree falling over the highway because of heavy snow on the pass.
On Friday, a Bothell couple was killed and their four adult children were injured when a tree came down on their SUV.
In the most recent incident, a tree came down about 5:50 p.m. Saturday, about 22 miles west of Leavenworth. All five people inside the vehicle were injured, some of them seriously. The State Patrol says three adults and two children were all taken to area hospitals.
Highway 2 was closed over Stevens Pass after the second incident.