by: KIRO 7 STAFF Updated:
SAMMAMISH, Wash. - A 68-year-old woman is in jail after she crashed into a Sammamish home, which killed her partner and critically injured her daughter and son-in-law Friday, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. DB Gates says Carol Fedigan was booked into jail early Saturday for investigation of one count vehicular homicide and two counts vehicular assault.
“It's just sad you know,” said neighbor Win Pickering. “To kill your partner or your husband, tough. It’s tough.”
Neighbors say Fedigan went outside her home in the 3400 block of Lake Sammamish Lane SE on Friday evening to re-park her new white Jeep.
"She had her grandson on her lap, was re-parking the car, put it into gear and it just took," said neighbor Kevin Connolly.
Investigators said when the SUV crashed through the house, it hit the driver's husband, daughter and son-in-law.
Authorities said Fedigan's husband, David Walker, was killed and that the injured are Fedigan’s daughter Megan and her husband Sean Berry.
The daughter and son-in-law are the parents of the 3-year-old who was inside the Jeep.
They were listed in critical condition Friday night at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. A detective said it is possible they will not survive.
Neighbors heard the impact. Some called 911 thinking the house exploded; others ran out and saw the wreckage.
Chopper 7 showed the SUV dangling off the deck into Lake Sammamish.
Detectives spent hours collecting evidence. A drug recognition expert tested the driver.
According to authorities, Fedigan showed signs of impairment, but they are waiting for a toxicology report.
King County's marine unit examined the car from a boat. The grandson had a few scratches.
The SUV has been removed from the lake.