Ferndale man jailed and Bellingham woman airlifted to Harborview after Chuckanut crash

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Car crash file photo. Discover Ferndale

A single-vehicle crash on Chuckanut Drive yesterday resulted in 2 people being transported by aid crews, including 1 woman who was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center according to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol (WSP).

The crash occurred about 8.5 miles northwest of Burlington, Washington on State Route 11 (Chuckanut Drive) near milepost 12.5 around 5:30pm yesterday, April 17th.

According to WSP, a Ferndale man, Collin M Lewis, age 27, was driving a green 2000 Nissan Maxima passenger car southbound when it struck a guardrail, left the roadway and went down an embankment.

Lewis was transported to Skagit Valley Hospital with injuries.

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Passenger, Resa Gipson, age 28 and from Bellingham, had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. She arrived in critical condition and, as of this morning, was still in the intensive care unit according to Harborview spokesperson Susan Gregg.

Two other passengers, a 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female, were treated and released at the scene of the crash.

WSP reported Gipson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash while the other 3 in the car were wearing theirs. Speed was cited as the cause of the crash by WSP.

Lewis was booked into the Skagit County Jail by the WSP on suspicion of vehicular assault, driving while license is suspended/restricted, ignition interlock violation and felony DUI. As of this morning, Lewis remained in custody at the jail.

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