M'ville woman involved in 5-car injury accident

MARYSVILLE – A woman and two children from Marysville were involved in a five-car collision with eight injuries on Highway 2 June 2 at around 6:20 p.m.

Heather Marie Lee, 26, was injured and transported to the Providence Colby campus in Everett. A girl, 5, and a boy, 1, who were in the vehicle with her were not injured.

According to the Washington State Patrol, Lee was eastbound and collided with a car driven by Trisha Lynn Moriarty, 23, of Monroe. That car then hit a van driven by Valerie M. Ballard, 72, of Sultan. Moriarty was taken to Valley General, and Ballard was not hurt. Five juveniles in Moriarty's car, ages 7-14, also were hurt and taken to area hospitals, including one with serious injuries who was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

Lee tried to avoid Moriarty and drove to the left, reportedly hitting a westbound car head-on driven by Angella Halk, 37, of Startup. Travis Jackson, 36, of Sultan, who was trailing Halk, avoided the collision by steering right into a ditch, the patrol said.



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