Highway 18 Closed Early this New Years Day Morning for a Serious One Car Accident

At approximately 5:26 am, a white 1999 Ford Expedition was traveling eastbound SR-18 approaching tiger mountain.

The driver of the vehicle lost control and struck a ditch. The vehicle rolled across all lanes coming to rest on the eastbound left should facing the wrong way

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The female driver was ejected from the vehicle and came to rest in a lane of traffic. The male passenger was ejected and came to rest under the vehicle.

There were four juveniles in the vehicle. One was in a car seat that was ejected into the westbound lanes. All the subjects were transported to Harborview Medical Center.

The 31-year-old male passenger was transferred in critical condition, and the 39-year-old female driver was transferred with major injuries. The driver had an obvious odor of intoxicants, but a DRE evaluation could not be completed. Both are residents of Federal Way.

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Charges are still under investigation.

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SR-18 was completely closed for a period, and the eastbound lanes were closed for a couple of hours while WSP Detectives and Troopers were on scene conducting a lengthy investigation. The highway was open to normal traffic by 9:25 am.

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