1 woman killed, 1 seriously injured in Arlington motor vehicle accident

Catherine H. Halliwell, 25, of Vancouver was killed and Sara Edge, 26, was seriously injured in a single car accident on Interstate 5 near Arlington early Monday morning as the pair was returning from a Dave Matthews concert at the Gorge amphitheater.

According to a report by Everett’s HeraldNet.com, the two women were passengers in a Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 22-year-old Michael Vinitsky of Montreal when Vinitsky lost control of the vehicle and ran into the concrete highway barrier at milepost 208.

Neither of the two women were wearing seat belts and the impact of the collision caused them to be thrown from the car through the rear hatch. Halliwell was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with a head injury where she pronounced dead. Edge was taken to Cascade Valley Hospital in Arlington; her condition.

Vinitsky faces charges of Vehicular Assault and Vehicular Homicide charges because it is believed that he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.

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