A homeowner on the 2700 block of 99th Ave. NE got an unexpected wake-up call when a car came crashing through his home at approximately 3:20 in the morning last Thursday, April 11.
The 31-year-old male driver of the car was seriously injured and taken to Providence Hospital. He was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. However, the passenger was found dead at the scene. He was in his late 20s.
A Lake Stevens police officer noticed the Honda Civic a few minutes earlier travelling near Highway 9 and Highway 92 and felt he needed to stop the driver. The driver turned onto Highway 92 and then turned south onto 99th Ave. NE where he crashed.
“The officer spotted the vehicle in the morning hours just before 4 o’clock in the morning. He saw the vehicle and he noticed multiple criminal violations and traffic infractions with the vehicle so he had a very valid reason for attempting to pull the car over,” Lake Stevens Police Commander Craig Valvick said.
The officer had to turn his vehicle around before he could even get behind the vehicle. A few seconds later the vehicle had crashed into the home.
Fortunately, while the home sustained extensive damage, no one inside the home was injured. A man in his early 20’s was sleeping on a couch next to the front window where the Civic crashed. He was thrown from the couch but sustained no injuries, Lake Stevens Police said in a statement.
There is a vehicular homicide investigation currently in progress by the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department’s Crash Incident Unit.