According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver of an SUV, traveling on Washington State Route 202 between Redmond and Fall City, died last week after her vehicle left the road and rolled into a ditch filled with water.
Troopers believe the Washington auto accident occurred around 12:10 p.m. near the intersection with 264th Street S.E., said State Patrol spokesman Jeff Merrill.
A motorist who was passing by spotted the SUV and stopped to offer first aid, Merrill said. Unable to pull the 60-year-old woman out of the vehicle, the motorist called troopers.
“We don’t think speed was a factor,” Merrill said. “We’re trying to determine what caused her to drift off the roadway.”
Investigators believe the woman either drowned in the ditch or died from injuries when her SUV rolled over. The road was wet, but it was not icy at the time of the Washington auto accident. Merrill does not believe the woman was there for a long time.
He says that because the road is heavily traveled, it is likely that other motorists would have spotted her had the accident occurred hours earlier.
The SUV sustained significant damage, particularly to its hood and roof.
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