Four people were hospitalized Friday afternoon, Nov. 13, following a collision in Carlsborg.
Washington State Patrol reports Justin Thompson-Petersen, 23, of Sequim, was traveling west on U.S. Highway 101 when he allegedly didn’t stop for a red light while travelling at a high rate of speed.
His 2002 Mazda Protege struck a 2011 GMC Terrain driven by 30-year-old Samantha Grimes of Port Angeles, who was entering the highway from Carlsborg Road.
Grimes’ vehicle spun and hit the back of 2017 Chevy Equinox driven by Chelsea Trevenen, 32, of Sequim, the State Patrol reported.
Thompson-Petersen was airlifted with serious injuries from Sequim Valley Airport.
According to family members, Thompson-Petersen is on life support machines at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett as of Nov 18.
Washington State Patrol reports charges are pending against him as of Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Grimes had three passengers with her; she and an 8-year-old Port Angeles girl were transported with injuries to Olympic Medical Center. Other passengers, including a 7-year-old girl, were not injured.
Trevenen was also transported to Olympic Medical Center for injuries. OMC reported Saturday that Grimes and Trevenen were no longer in the hospital.
State Patrol reports Thompson-Petersen and Grimes were not wearing seat belts, and that drugs or alcohol were not involved in the incident.
Thompson-Petersen and Trevenen’s vehicles were totaled in the collision, and Grimes’ vehicle had reportable damage.
Portions of the highway were closed for several hours.