On Sunday, March 6 2016 at 3:16 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to Hwy 33 ¼ mile east of Hwy WW in the Town of Addison reference a vehicular crash with injury. Prior to deputy arrival, those on scene provided updated information of one operator possibly being deceased.
The Allenton Fire and Rescue Department responded to assist.
When arriving on Hwy 33, one deceased operator was confirmed with a second operator injured. The deceased operator was trapped in the vehicle and needed extrication.
The injured operator was not trapped. There was a third vehicle involved, however damage to that vehicle was very minor and the two occupants of the vehicle were not injured. Allenton Rescue assisted with extrication and patient assessments.
Initial investigation shows an eastbound vehicle operated left of the center line resulting in a head-on crash with a westbound vehicle. After striking the first westbound vehicle, the eastbound vehicle continued east and made minor contact with a second westbound vehicle. The eastbound operator suffered non-life threatening injury. The operator of the first struck westbound vehicle was deceased. Alcohol is a contributing factor of the crash.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting with the investigation. Hwy 33 was closed to traffic for approximately 4 ½ hours.
This is Washington County’s 3rd traffic fatality in 2016.