4 survivors of tree-fall crash on Highway 2 awarded $10 million

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. 

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2 dead, 4 hurt when tree falls onto car at Stevens Pass

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. 

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