4-Year-Old Twins Escape Deadly Car Crash in WA Wilderness
Langley, WA (December 11, 2019) – Authorities on Whidbey Island are still piecing together the events that led to a fatal single vehicle accident on a remote road last Friday. It is unclear what caused Corey Simmons, 47, to veer off Bob Galberath Road around 6:00 p.m on December 6.
The car traveled more than 100 feet down an embankment into a ravine, striking several trees before coming to a halt. Simmons, who was reportedly not wearing a seat belt, died instantly due to head trauma.
Simmons’ 4-year-old daughters, Aurora and Rosaline Crider, had been secured in the back seat in their booster seats and suffered only minor injuries.
When the sisters found their father unresponsive, they climbed from the wreckage of the 2017 Nissan Sentra through a broken window and proceeded to climb up the steep embankment through the dark in search of help.
Together, the twin sisters reached the roadside and flagged down a passing motorist, who called 911. Investigation into the accident is ongoing, with Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Heather Axtman speculating that the accident may have been caused by a medical episode, drowsy driving, or an animal running across the road.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys reminds Washington drivers to always drive safely, buckle up, and pull over if you get sleepy. Source: New York Times