4 survivors of tree-fall crash on Highway 2 awarded $10 million
State to pay $10M to family for Stevens Pass tree-fall accident
SEATTLE TIMES: Four survivors of a 2012 tree-fall crash that killed parents Cheryl and Tim Owen near Stevens Pass are far from being completely healed physically and emotionally.
The couple’s once-athletic daughter, Jessica Owen, 29, mostly relies on a motorized wheelchair and hopes to teach again. Daughter Jaime Owen Mayer, 26, who leans on a cane to walk, feels robbed of decades more she could have had with her parents. Their son-in-law, Steven Mayer, 27, walks with forearm crutches and has several more surgeries ahead of him. Self-described mama’s boy Jeremy Owen, 23, still isn’t used to not getting checkup calls from his mom.
Bothell family files claims against state in Highway 2 crash
SEATTLE TIMES: Four family members who survived a 2012 accident in which a huge tree fell onto an SUV on Highway 2 near Stevens Pass will receive $10 million from the state, in a tentative settlement announced by the family Friday.
Tragedy on Stevens Pass: Unsafe highway kept open
SEATTLE TIMES: Claims that could turn into a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the state were filed Tuesday by a Bothell family that lost two parents when an ice-heavy tree struck their SUV east of Stevens Pass in December.
Witness haunted by fatal crash near Stevens Pass
SEATTLE TIMES: After a grand fir about 125 feet tall snapped east of Stevens Pass and fell onto a Bothell family’s SUV on Dec. 21, officials at the state transportation department spoke of the accident as a rare and tragic occurrence that would have been hard to foresee.
2 dead, 4 hurt when tree falls onto car at Stevens Pass
EVERETT HERALD: Amy Davis dutifully checked the road conditions before getting into her pickup truck for the long drive east across Stevens Pass last Friday.
“I thought we were free and clear,” the Marysville woman said.
The roads, it turned out, were fine.
KOMO NEWS: Two people were killed and four others in the same family were injured when their SUV was struck by a falling tree near Stevens Pass on Friday afternoon, the Washington State Patrol said.
Timothy Owen, 58, of Bothell was driving a 1999 Chevy Suburban in the eastbound lane when the large tree fell around 1:20 p.m., troopers said. Owen and his wife, Cheryl Reed Owen, 56, were killed.