Alcohol, marijuana cited in fatal wrong-way crash

EVERETT — A Bothell woman suspected of causing a wrong-way crash that killed two people told Everett police that she drank three glasses of wine at a friend’s house before getting behind the wheel of her sport utility vehicle.

Camille A. Spink, 28, also told investigators that she had smoked marijuana earlier in the day, according to a search warrant filed Thursday in Everett District Court.

Investigators say a breath test of Spink’s blood-alcohol level was .209 — more than double the legal limit. A sample of her blood was taken later that night at the hospital. Results from the state crime lab were pending, according to the police affidavit signed on Monday.

Spink has not been charged and remains free pending the test results, officials said.

The crash happened just after 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26 on Broadway under the 41st Street overpass. Spink’s Nissan Xterra sport utility vehicle collided head-on with a Nissan coupe that was northbound on Broadway.

Killed in the crash were Sheena Blair, 24, and Martin Ramirez, 19, both of Tacoma. Two other men, both 18, were injured and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The men were still in intensive care on March 2. When police checked, one man was unconscious with a serious jaw injury. The other had broken bones and injuries to his liver and spleen. Neither man was at Harborview as of Thursday, a nursing supervisor said. Because of medical privacy rules, an update on their conditions was unavailable.

Spink and her passenger were not seriously injured.

Everett police called to the crash found Spink sitting behind the wheel of the Xterra. Officers reported that she smelled of alcohol, her eyes were watery and her pupils were dilated.

Spink told police she had been at a friend’s house and drank three glasses of wine. She and her friend were driving to a bar when they crashed. She told police she didn’t know how the collision happened, court papers said.

Her passenger told investigators that Spink wasn’t familiar with the area and headed the wrong direction on Broadway. She said she told Spink she was going the wrong direction on a one-way street but it was too late, according to the search warrant.

Blair, who was driving the car Spink struck, was trapped in the wreckage. She was rushed to the hospital but didn’t survive her injuries. Ramirez was riding in the backseat behind Blair. Firefighters quickly determined that Ramirez was dead.

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