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May 16, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Woman arrested after crash into house kills 1, injures 2

Update 8:12 p.m.:

The woman authorities say drove an SUV through her house Friday night, killing one man and critically injuring her daughter and son-in-law, has been booked into King County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

She is being held without bail.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Friday, the woman, 68, crashed the Jeep through the waterfront house, and partially into Lake Sammamish, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. The back wheels caught on the edge of the deck and the driver and her grandson were able to exit the car and were not hurt, according to sheriff’s office spokesman B.J. Myers.

The 70-year-old man who was killed was the woman’s husband or partner, authorities said.

The daughter, 34, and son-in-law, 40, were in critical condition Saturday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. At the time of the crash, the couple had been on the deck of the home in the 3400 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Southeast.

They are the parents of the 3-year-old boy who was in the car, the sheriff’s office said.

Sgt. DB Gates said Saturday that detectives at the scene suspected the woman was impaired, but added that toxicology results would not come back for at least three weeks.

Update 1:33 p.m.:

The two people injured in the crash were listed in critical condition Saturday at Harborview Medial Center.

Update 12:04 p.m.:

The 68-year-old woman who crashed a Jeep into her Lake Sammamish home has been booked into King County Jail for investigation of vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.

Sgt. DB Gates said Saturday that detectives at the scene suspected impairment, but toxicology results will not be back for at least three weeks.

Original:

A 70-year-old man was killed and two people were seriously injured shortly before 8 p.m. on Friday night when a 68-year-old woman drove a Jeep SUV through her home and partially into Lake Sammamish, according to King County Sheriff’s Office spokesman B.J. Myers.

The man who died was the woman’s husband or partner. The two injured people, the driver’s 34-year-old daughter and 40-year-old son-in-law, were on the deck of the home in the 3400 block of East Lake Sammamish Shore Lane Southeast. They are the parents of a 3-year-old boy who was in the car with his grandmother when it went through the house and into the water, Myers said. Both were reported to have suffered serious injuries and were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The back wheels of the jeep caught on the edge of the deck and the driver and her grandchild were able to get out uninjured, police said. Myers said authorities are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

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