Man dies as car crashes through house and into Lake Sammamish
May 17, 2014
New: May 17, 7:48 a.m.
By Seattle. Times Staff Report
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.