On Monday, March 8 at approximately 12:30 p.m. people driving on Highway 9 through Lake Stevens found themselves at a standstill as police and fire personnel were extracting, Samantha Shivvers, an 18-year-old Snohomish woman from the Ford sedan she was driving.
It took 40 minutes to extract the woman from her vehicle. She was transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle and is still listed in critical condition.
“She is doing better, she has had several surgeries, and blood on the brain,” her mother Nicole Reiner said from the hospital. “We’re looking forward to a long recovery.”
The woman was heading north on Highway 9 when she crossed over the center line and collided with a dump truck which was also carrying a trailer, Lake Stevens Police Commander Dan Lorentzen said. The dump truck’s trailer overturned and its axles were found on the east side of the highway.
No injuries were reported by the truck driver, Lake Stevens Police said in a statement.
Highway 9 was closed down from Lundeen Parkway to Highway 204, which caused a major back-up in the afternoon traffic.
Police were directing traffic as far south as Market Place while the crash was being investigated and cleaned up.
“The accident is still under investigation and we haven’t determined the exact cause of the accident,” Lake Stevens Police Chief Randy Celori said.