Teen dies in Grand Mound wreck

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:53 am
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Old Highway 99 is shut down for investigation of fatal wreck. / Courtesy photo by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

By Sharyn L. Decker
Lewis County Sirens news reporter

CHEHALIS – A Rochester teenager was killed yesterday when she pulled onto Old Highway 99 and collided with a semi truck in Grand Mound.

It happened about 2:45 p.m. at Sargent Road Southwest, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

Kaitlin Darnell, 18, of Rochester, was driving a 2007 Toyota passenger car, according to authorities.

The driver of the red semi tractor is from Rochester as well, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Carla Carter.

The semi had been traveling southbound on Old Highway 99.

Carter said a passenger from the semi was transported to a local hospital with a minor injury.

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One Response to “Teen dies in Grand Mound wreck”

  1. Teresa Roark-Guerrero says:

    Devastating…my strength and prayers go out to both families

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