[12/20/16] Two Fatalities After A Five Vehicle, One Semi Accident Near Rock Island Monday
According to a Washington State Patrol report, a Quincy woman was driving too fast for conditions Monday, before losing control and causing an accident that sent 3 people to Confluence Hospital and claimed the lives of her 12 and 14 year old sons.
In that State Patrol report- it says 44 year-old Anne Guerrero, of Quincy, was driving southbound on SR 28, near Rock Island when she lost control, crossed the center line and was struck by an eastbound semi-trailer. Guerrero’s vehicle then re-entered the westbound lanes and was struck by a third vehicle. Two other vehicles were forced into the ditch to avoid the accident.
Anne was one of the three injured and transported to Confluence Health by ambulance.
Her two sons, 12 year-old, Adam and 14 year-old Alec, were both pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident.
The State Patrol report lists the cause of the accident as speeds too fast for conditions- and charges are pending.
The accident occurred just after 8AM Monday morning.
State Patrol troopers reported a total of 43 traffic collisions around north central Washington from midnight through early evening Monday.
Trooper Brian Moore, Spokesman for Washington State Patrol, District 6, says all 43 accidents were weather related- many, if not most, could have been avoided…
122016 WSP Winter Weather 1 :29 “…go out- don’t, stay home.”
Trooper Moore went on to say the snow not only makes the roadway slippery- it also contributes to a secondary driving hazard- of the 4 legged type…
122016 WSP Winter Weather 2 :18 “…snow up in the mountains.”
State Patrol is urging all drivers to protect yourself and your passengers. Allow extra time to reach your destination during inclement weather. It only takes one unprepared or careless driver to slow or stop traffic.
Drive for conditions. Slower speeds, slower acceleration.