Truck crashes into Washington fisheries pond; 4 dead

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a pickup truck drove off a roadway, over a concrete embankment and into a fisheries pond in western Washington state, killing the driver and all three passengers.

A spokeswoman for the Snohomish (snoh-HOH’-mish) County sheriff’s office says a call came in around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday that a truck had driven off the road in the town of Tulalip (too-LAY’-lihp).

Shari Ireton says the truck was submerged in the pond with all four adults inside. She says the two men and two women died at the scene.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the crash. Ireton says they won’t know if drugs or alcohol were involved until all the evidence is gathered and toxicology tests are complete.

Ireton says the county medical examiner will identify the victims and determine how they died.


This story has been corrected to show the spokeswoman’s first name is Shari, not Sheri. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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