5-year-old on life support after serious Auburn crash

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SEATTLE — A 5-year-old boy is on life support after being involved in a high-speed crash early Sunday in Auburn. The 21-year-old driver — the boyfriend of the boy’s mother — was also hospitalized. He may now face charges.

According to Auburn police, the driver, the 5-year-old and a 9-year-old girl were driving in a car at the high rate of speed along Highway 164 when the driver lost control and struck a tree in the 3600 block of Auburn Way South. The driver and the boy were taken to Harborview Medical Center.

stacey-izacc holmesAuburn police originally said the boy died Monday morning, but the boy’s grandfather told Q13 FOX he was still on life support as of Monday afternoon.

The man was still in the intensive care unit Monday. The girl was in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are investigating the crash, and trying to determine if vehicular homicide charges will be filed.

Those around the crash said it sounded devastating Sunday. Lacey King heard the crash outside her apartment around 2:30 a.m.

“We were in the living room, heard the crack,” she says. “We didn’t know what it was, just sounded like boom.”

The girl and boy’s mother, who lives in the city of Pacific, was not there. Police said it took nearly an hour to get the boy out of the car.

Police say weather may have been a factor in the crash. But they believe the driver was also speeding, and they say he may have been intoxicated.

They don’t know why he was out with the children so early in the morning. But they say they will likely file charges against him, when he is released from the hospital.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

  • Carla J

    Such a senseless 100% avoidable tragedy. He was killed at the scene..he hadn’t been put in a seatbelt and broke his neck on impact.hope they charge him with the death of this sweet innocent young life. RIP Stacey

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.