Shelton women suffer serious injuries in Tuesday's crash on U.S. 101

Staff writerApril 17, 2014 

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.

Jeremy Pawloski: 360-754-5445;

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