Grand Mound: Two-car wreck leaves 18-year-old dead

Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 9:21 am
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At the scene at Old Highway 99 near Oregon Trail Road / Courtesy photo by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A teenage driver was killed in a head-on car crash last night in Grand Mound.

Responders called about 11:18 p.m. determined a man traveling north on Old Highway 99 near Oregon Trail Road in a maroon Ford Focus crossed the centerline and struck a southbound red Kia, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to access their patients,  according to West Thurston Regional Fire Authority.

The Kia’s driver, an 18-year-old female, died just as LifeFlight was landing at Rochester High School, according to authorities.

The other driver was injured and transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, West Thurston Fire Chief Robert Scott said.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Carla Carter indicated this morning the man, in his 20s or 30s, may have been impaired and an investigation into vehicular homicide is underway.

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5 Responses to “Grand Mound: Two-car wreck leaves 18-year-old dead”

  1. Lara Berglund says:

    Such a bright and special person – I feel blessed to have known her, but am heartbroken by this loss. Rest peacefully, sweet girl…

  2. Jennifer Rone says:

    R.I.P Miss Cheylynn 😭

  3. Sunshinegirl says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Robin Jacques says:

    Chey you were such a bright loving girl, you had so much more in life to look forward to. Graduate in just couple weeks. I’m going to miss your smiling face R.I.P Heaven gained another special Angel, this was a senseless act that cost this young lady her life. She had a whole life ahead of her.😢

  5. Wendy Payne says:

    Such a sad. tragic accident, my hart goes out to family..

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