Survivor of fatal car crash improves

The condition of Darcy Hylton, 23, of Port Angeles has been upgraded from serious to satisfactory with injuries she received in a fatal car crash early Saturday on Laird Road near Port Angeles.

She remained in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where she was taken with internal injuries after the one-car crash that killed another Port Angeles woman, Stephanie Cox, 21.

The accident also injured Jason Tupuola, 24, of Port Angeles, who was treated and released from Olympic Medical Center, as was the driver of the car, Nicholas Baxley, 21, of Port Angeles.

Clallam County prosecutors on Monday filed vehicular homicide and vehicular assault charges on Baxley.

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