Single-car crash sends two to Seattle hospital

SHINE — A 75-year-old Anacortes man was listed in serious condition Tuesday afternoon in the intensive care unit of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle following a one-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 101 near its intersection with state Highway 104.

James R. MacDonald, 75, of Anacortes was airlifted to the hospital after the 3 p.m. wreck.

Passenger Terry L. MacDonald, 72, of Anacortes was taken to Jefferson Healthcare in Port Townsend, the State Patrol said in a memo; Jefferson Healthcare said the person was transferred on Monday to Harborview, where the condition was listed as satisfactory on Tuesday.

The 2012 Ford Explorer driven by MacDonald was southbound on U.S. Highway 101 near the intersection with Highway 104 shortly before 3 p.m. Monday when it left the roadway to the right, the State Patrol said.

The vehicle struck the ditch, rolled once and came to rest on its wheels on the embankment, troopers said.

Both the driver and passenger were wearing seatbelts, troopers said.

Neither drugs nor alcohol were involved.

The cause of the crash was unknown Monday afternoon as the investigation continued.

The State Patrol said charges were pending against the driver.

The vehicle was destroyed.


Reporter Brian Gawley can be reached at brian.gawley@sound

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