Marysville man jumps out of car, airlifted to Harborview

ARLINGTON – A Marysville man suffered a severe head injury and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after reportedly jumping out of a car on Highway 9 July 5.

Three cars were traveling southbound on Highway 9 around 132nd Street NE when Steven Weldon, 27, reportedly jumped from the first car. The second car swerved to miss Weldon in the road. The third car swerved to miss the second car, but hit the first car instead when that driver, Samantha Weldon, 16, of Stanwood, slammed on her brakes.

The accident occurred around 12:37 a.m. Samantha was driving with 10 passengers inside a Chevy Tahoe, ranging in age from 1 to 27. The Washington State Patrol report says her uncle and his wife, Britany, had been drinking and arguing when Steven Weldon jumped from the Tahoe, which was going approximately 55 miles per hour. Steven Weldon suffered critical head injuries after hitting his head on the pavement.

Charges are pending as the investigation continues.

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