Sequim woman, 97, airlifted to Seattle after wreck near Shelton

Peninsula Daily News

An elderly Sequim woman was airlifted to a Seattle hospital after a two-vehicle wreck 22 miles north of Shelton today.

Isabella H. Baxter, 97, was a passenger in a 37-foot motorhome that struck an 18-foot motorhome making an improper U-turn on U.S. Highway 101 in Mason County, the State Patrol said.

She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center after the 12:25 p.m. wreck, a State Patrol memo said.

Her condition was not known at 7 p.m. today.

The driver of the motorhome she was traveling in — Sidney D. Baggett, 81 — was injured but not transported to a hospital, according to the State Patrol.

The cause of the wreck was an improper U-turn, the State Patrol said, adding that a citation is pending against Hiroyasu Kikuchi, 38, of Bellevue.

The State Patrol gave this account:

Baggett's 1993 Kountry Aire motorhome, which was towing a 2006 Suzuki Forenza, hit a 2013 Majestic motorhome driven by Kikuchi.

Kikuchi was traveling north on Highway 101 when he pulled to the shoulder and started a U-turn, blocking both lanes of the highway.

Baggett was unable to stop, the State Patrol said.

Kikuchi was injured but was not taken to a hospital, the State Patrol said.

Two children riding in his motorhome — Ena Kikuchi, 6, and Mana Kikuchi, 2 — were taken to Mason General Hospital in Shelton.

Mizuho Kikuchi, 36, was injured but not taken to a hospital, the State Patrol said.

All those in the vehicles were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol, which said that no drugs or alcohol were involved.

Last modified: May 28. 2013 7:11PM
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