• Teen killed in SR 530 crash east of Arlington


    SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. - A 17-year-old driver was killed in a one-car crash late Sunday night on State Route 530 east of Arlington.

    Troopers say Samantha Weldon's car left the road about midnight. It was raining in the area at the time of the crash.

    Police say she was headed eastbound at a high rate of speed when she left the road near 300th Street Northeast. The vehicle struck a berm, went airborne and struck a tree.

    Weldon was ejected from the car and died at the scene. No one else was in the vehicle.

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    “It appears the vehicle was going too fast for the roadway conditions at the time. The collision is under investigation. The causing driver in the vehicle was deceased at the scene,” Sergeant Greg Heider with the Washington State Patrol said.

    The crash is the second violent wreck for Weldon.

    The teen was 16 when she was involved in another serious crash near Marysville in the summer of 2014.

    She was driving a car with eight kids and her aunt and uncle inside when she said her uncle jumped out.

    She slammed on her brakes and caused a three-car collision.

    No one was killed, but several people were injured.

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