Deputy’s car heavily damaged in crash

LAKE STEVENS — The deputy was OK; his patrol car was not.

An on-duty Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy lost control of his car early Friday on Highway 92. His vehicle left the roadway and hit a guardrail and power box, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shari Ireton said.

The deputy did not appear to be injured, but he was evaluated at a local hospital as a precaution, Ireton said.

The crash occurred around 1:45 a.m. near 113th Avenue NE.

The north precinct deputy, who has been with the sheriff’s office since 2010, was attempting to overtake another vehicle when his car went off the road, Ireton said.

“It was not a pursuit,” she said.

According to initial reports, it appears he was speeding up in order to check on the vehicle in front of him, Ireton said.

There was minor damage to the guardrail, but the patrol car was believed to be damaged beyond the value of repairing it.

No other vehicles were involved. The incident is being investigated by the sheriff’s office, Ireton said.

In keeping with sheriff’s office policy involving patrol cars involved in crashes, there also will be an internal investigation.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446, stevick@heraldnet.com

More in Local News

Families begin relocating from public housing complex

Baker Heights is in need of repairs deemed to costly to make, and will be demolished and replaced.

Trail work by juvenile offenders builds resumes, confidence

Kayak Point trails were built out this year by groups from Denney Juvenile Justice Center.

Small fire breaks out at haunted house in Everett

Plastic that was supposed to be noncombustable was sitting next to a hot lightbulb.

Rules of the road for ‘extra-fast pedestrians’ — skateboarders

State traffic law defines them as pedestrians, and yet they are often in the middle of the street.

Distress beacon leads rescuers to Pacific Crest Trail hikers

Two men in their 20s had encountered snow and waited two nights for a helicopter rescue.

City of Everett to give $400K to a nonprofit housing project

The city expects to enter a contract with HopeWorks, an affiliate of Housing Hope.

Everett mayoral campaign is one of the priciest ever

Many campaign donors are giving to both Cassie Franklin and Judy Tuohy.

Volunteers clean up homeless camp infested with garbage

The organization’s founder used to live and do drugs in the same woods.

The way he walked led to police to Everett murder suspect

Then, witnesses said they had heard the man and an alleged accomplice talking about a robbery.

Most Read