Two Teens Die in Rollover Crash near Ellensburg
A vehicle apparently rolled in steep, hilly terrain northwest of Ellensburg, killing two teenagers and seriously injuring another.
The Kittitas County Sheriff's Office says the driver, Taylor Lanning, and passenger Colby Allemand were pronounced dead at the scene Wednesday evening. Both were 16-year-old Ellensburg High School students.
Another passenger, 15-year-old Kassidy Gilmore, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Gilmore is listed in serious but stable condition.
The Sheriff's Office says speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. The agency says the three had been camping with other students where alcohol was being consumed.
As Seattle auto accident attorneys, we are saddened to hear about the untimely and tragic deaths of these two teens. Unfortunately, alcohol use remains extremely widespread among today’s teenagers. Nearly three quarters of students (72%) have consumed alcohol (more than just a few sips) by the end of high school, and more than a third (37%) have done so by eighth grade. Drinking and driving simply do not mix, and sadly, the deaths of these two young teens proves that once again. Our condolences go out to the families, friends, and community of these victims.
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