One Dead, Two Injured in High Speed Crash on Camano Island

Photo: Washington State Patrol

Island County, WA –  Troopers with the Washington State Patrol responded with local first responders  to a fatal traffic crash around 11:30 a.m. this morning on East Camano Drive near South Harman Place on Camano Island.

Photo: WSP Press Memo

According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, 20-year old Isaiah P. Eschete of Camano Island was traveling Northbound on East Camano Drive near South Hartman Place in a white 2004 Toyota Camry at a very high rate of speed.  Troopers say his vehicle left the roadway and struck a utility pole, snapping it in half and uprooting the base.  Eschete died at the scene. Two passengers in his vehicle were also injured in the crash.

Photo: Washington State Patrol

Troopers identified the passengers  as 17-year old Isabella Ruscha of Camano Island and 17-year old Olivia Harvey of Sedro-Woolley . Troopers say Rushcha sustained  life threatening injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.  Harvey sustained serious injuries and was transported to Skagit Valley Hospital for treatment.

The cause of the crash was listed as “Speeds Too Fast For Conditions.”

The Camry was totaled in the crash and impounded by Dick’s Towing of Stanwood.

Troopers say that Southeast Camano Drive will remain closed for several hours in the area as Snohomish County PUD crews work  to replace the power pole and restore power in the area.


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