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November 27, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Young woman killed, passengers injured in I-5 rollover

 

A 20-year-old Des Moines woman was killed and her three teenage passengers were injured in a rollover crash on Interstate 5 in Tukwila Saturday night.

Katerina Valavala was driving a 2004 Mitsubishi Montero north on I-5 at 9:15 p.m. when she missed an exit, made a hard turn to the right and struck a curb, causing the vehicle to flip, according to the State Patrol. She died at the scene.

Christina Valavala, 16, and Marcia Foalima and El-Desicca Lifiti, both 17, were all taken to Harborview Medical Center, the patrol said. Their conditions were not immediately available. The girls are all from Des Moines.

There was no evidence of alcohol or drug use, said Trooper Julie Startup. “It looks like it was just driver error,” she said.

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