Washington State Patrol troopers and Monroe Police Department officers were on the scene of a fatal one-car accident on Nov. 12. The crash took place at 11:24 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 2 and Sofie Road. One passenger was confirmed dead at the scene while four other juvenile passengers were taken to area hospitals.
Washington residents may be interested to learn that according to a recent survey done by AAA, about two out of five drivers have nodded off while driving a vehicle. On November 4, a forum on driving while fatigued, Asleep at the Wheel, was held in Washington, D.C. The director of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration addressed the forum and said that roughly 5,000 to 7,000 vehicle fatalities each year are the result of driving while drowsy.