• Man killed in high-speed crash into Lake Stevens home


    LAKE STEVENS, Wash. - A man was killed in a high-speed crash in which a car slammed into a home in Lake Stevens Thursday morning.

     Lake Stevens police officers said they were trying to pull over the driver for reckless driving when he took off, hit a ditch and slammed into a house in the 2800 block of 99th Avenue Northeast at speeds of 90-100 mph.

     Though badly injured, the driver survived the crash, but the man who was riding with him was killed on impact.

    Raul Gutierrez was fast asleep in the house when a car plowed into the wall inches from the foot of his bed.  Gutierrez says he was confused at first and thought there was lightning outside.

    "Because I saw light, just in and out.  And then I thought all this window, all this glass is shattering all over the place," said Gutierrez.

    Gutierrez said he moved the bed over a few feet a couple of days ago for no real reason. But he's a religious man, and knows he could've died.

    "I have all my life believed in God and the virgin and saints, that's how I was raised.   And now I see this. I believe more now," said aid Gutierrez.

     Officers are looking into whether the car that crashed was stolen.   Investigators said they know it was not registered to the driver.

     There are reports that there may have been drug paraphernalia inside the car.

    The driver is at Harborview Medical Center with what police say are extensive injuries.

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