Sequim teen involved in crash

Updated 9/21/10

At 5:32 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, Tyler Shafer, 17, of Sequim, sustained serious injuries from a single-vehicle crash eight miles east of Sequim near Diamond Point.

Washington State Patrol reports Shafer lost control of the vehicle he was driving and struck a tree on the driver’s side door.

Clallam County Fire District 3 said Shafer was breathing but unconscious and needed to be extricated from the vehicle. He was airlifted from Diamond Point Airport to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. He was wearing a seat belt and alcohol and drugs were not factors in the crash.

His vehicle, a 2009 Toyota Corolla, was totaled.

Harborview Medical Center reports Shafer is in critical condition in intensive care as of Tuesday, Sept. 21. 


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