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

A customer walks away after buying a hot dog from a vendor on 33rd St and Smith Street near the Everett Station on Friday. The Everett Station District Alliance pictures the area east of Broadway and south of Hewitt Avenue as a future neighborhood and transit hub that could absorb expected population growth. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
How can Everett Station become a vibrant part of city?

A neighborhood alliance focused on long-term revitalization will update the public Tuesday.

Man arrested after police find van full of drugs, cash and guns

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle by itself in the middle of a WinCo parking lot at 2 a.m.

After work to address issues, Lynnwood gets clean audit

The city has benefited from increased revenues from sales tax.

Bolshevik replaces BS in Eyman’s voters pamphlet statement

The initiative promoter also lost a bid to include a hyperlink to online coverage of the battle.

Man with shotgun confronts man on toilet about missing phone

Police say the victim was doing his business when the suspect barged in and threatened him.

Detectives seek suspect in woman’s homicide

Alisha Michelle Canales-McGuire was shot to death Wednesday at a home south of Paine Field.

Car crashes near Everett after State Patrol pursuit

The driver and a second person in the car suffered injuries.

Injured hiker rescued near Granite Falls

Woman fell and hit her head on a rock Saturday, and her condition worsened overnight.

Two teens struck by truck in Lynnwood

The teens, between the ages of 14 and 16, were taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Most Read