• DUI suspected in rollover crash that injured passenger; teen driver arrested

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    EVERSON, Wash. - An 18-year-old woman was hurt in a one-car rollover crash in Whatcom County overnight.

    The crash happened in the 1900 block of Nolte Road, a mile west of Everson, at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.

    Troopers said a Volkswagen Beetle with two people inside was heading north when its driver lost control on a curve. The car rolled over and came to rest on its top in a field.

    The Washington State Patrol said the one passenger in the car, an 18-year-old woman, has significant facial injuries.  She was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bellingham.

    Troopers said drugs are believed to be a factor in the crash.  The driver, who is a minor, was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault and booked into the Whatcom County Juvenile Detention Center.

    The road was closed while police investigated but has since reopened.

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