An Everett man who told police he fell asleep at the wheel while driving on U.S. Highway 101 on Tuesday was cited for second-degree negligent driving after he crashed into two cars, seriously injuring two Shelton women.
The collision occurred about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday when Jayson Davis, 41, of Everett fell asleep at the wheel of his sedan while northbound on U.S. 101 near state Route 8, according to a report from the Washington State Patrol.
According to the report:
Davis’ car struck the rear bumper of two vehicles, including a Chevy Blazer driven by Rachel Crawford, 42, of Shelton. Crawford and a passenger in the Blazer, Karen Hoard, were both seriously injured when the Blazer rolled onto its passenger side.
The man driving the other vehicle struck by Davis suffered a shoulder injury.
After the crash, Davis “stated he had fallen asleep while driving and did not remember any part of the collision,” according to the report.
In a phone interview Thursday, Crawford’s daughter, Katherine Hoard, said her mother was being treated at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. Hoard said Crawford suffered five broken ribs, a lacerated scalp and a broken neck in the crash.
Hoard said her mother works as a dispatcher for Jim’s Towing.
“Because of her injuries she’s not going to be able to work for quite a bit,” Hoard said.
Hoard said the passenger, her grandmother, Karen Hoard, was in a medically induced coma Thursday at Providence St. Peter Hospital because of the injuries she suffered in the crash.
“We are hoping she pulls through,” Katherine Hoard said.
Second-degree negligent driving is a traffic offense subject to a $250 fine.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill said Thursday that troopers determined Davis showed no signs of impairment after the crash.
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