Man jumps out of SUV near Marysville; crash follows

A man jumped out of a moving SUV early Saturday on Highway 9, causing a three-car accident.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the 27-year-old Marysville man was a passenger in a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 16-year-old Stanwood girl and heading north on Highway 9 at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. The Tahoe had a total of 10 passengers, ranging from age 1 to 27.

According to trooper Mark Francis, the man, the driver’s uncle, was intoxicated and arguing with his wife in the Tahoe when he opened the door and jumped out at 132nd Street NE, near Marysville.

The car was traveling at 55 miles per hour and the uncle rolled into the shoulder of the highway, hitting his head, Francis said.

The driver of the Tahoe slammed on the brakes. A Chevrolet Blazer behind the Tahoe, driven by a 33-year-old Granite Falls woman, swerved to avoid the man in the road and hit the Tahoe. Then a Ford Mustang driven by a 17-year-old Granite Falls boy swerved to miss the Blazer and also hit the Tahoe, Francis said.

The man in the roadway was critically injured and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A 66-year-old Granite Falls woman who was a passenger in the Blazer had a broken leg and was taken to Cascade Valley Hospital.

Francis said the driver of the Tahoe was believed to have been high on marijuana at the time of the crash. She was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and vehicular assault, the latter stemming from the injured passenger in the other vehicle, Francis said.

The driver was not booked into jail, but was released into her parents’ custody after investigators consulted with prosecutors.

The State Patrol is continuing to investigate. Conditions of the two victims were not immediately available Sunday. All three vehicles were not driveable after the accident and towed.

Chris Winters: 425-374-4165 or cwinters@heraldnet.com.

More in Local News

Former Monroe cop loses appeal on sex crimes conviction

Once a highly respected officer, he was found guilty of secretly videotaping his kids’ babysitter.

Shock from WSU suicide ripples through Snohomish County

Roughly 1 in 10 seniors, sophomores and 8th-graders said they had attempted to take their own lives.

Possible bobcat sighting keeps Snohomish students inside

The creature was spotted on the campus of Valley View Middle School around noon.

Derrick “Wiz” Crawford, 22, is a suspect in the homicide of his roommate. (Edmonds Police Department)
Roommate suspected in Edmonds killing found hiding in closet

Police had been searching for him for 10 days before locating him at a house in Everett.

Stabbing in Everett follows dispute between brothers-in-law

The victim, 54, was hospitalized. The suspect, 29, had not been apprehended Thursday.

New leaders coming to county, state political parties

Hillary Moralez of Bothell takes over as chair for the Snohomish County Democratic Party.

Camano Island man gets 18 years for role in drug ring

He was convicted of helping lead a drug distribution network in four Washington counties.

Lake Stevens man missing since beginning of January

Jason Michael Knox White hasn’t used his credit card or withdrawn money from his bank since then.

Deal reached on water bill clears way for action on capital budget

A lot of funding will to go toward housing, schools and projects in Snohomish County and statewide.

Most Read