Crash sends six to the hospital near Summit Lake Road


The State Patrol says drugs or alcohol may have been the cause of an accident at the intersection of State Route 8 and Summit Lake Road that sent six people, including four Harborites, to the hospital on Wednesday evening.

This morning, a spokeswoman at St. Peter Hospital in Olympia said only one woman, an 18-year-old from Fife, was still at the hospital and she was listed in good condition. The others were never admitted as patients, she said.

A 1999 Toyota 4Runner driven by a 26-year-old Westport woman was traveling on Summit Lake Road approaching the highway when the driver failed to stop at the stop sign before entering State Route 8 at about 5:30 p.m. on July 4. The 4Runner collided with a 2005 Ford Focus traveling west on the highway driven by a 19-year-old Milton man. Both vehicles went into the median after the crash, with the 4Runner rolling and coming to rest on its top.

The driver and three passengers from the 4Runner, a 20-year-old woman from Grayland, 25-year-old man from Aberdeen and a 20-year-old woman from Aberdeen, were all transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. The driver of the Focus and his 18-year-old passenger from Fife were also transported to the Olympia Hospital.

The State Patrol is still investigating the accident.