Emilie Edgley and Patrick Petree Injured in Accident on 5 Freeway [Woodland, WA]
Emilie Edgley Charged Following Woodland Crash Involving WSDOT Vehicle
WOODLAND, WA (November 9, 2020) — An accident on the 5 Freeway near milepost 19 left two drivers hurt near Woodland Thursday morning.
Reports about the crash came in at about 9:00 a.m. according to the Washington State Patrol.
Based on the troopers’ investigation, 28-year-old Emilie Edgley of Vancouver was driving a Toyota RAV4 on northbound 5 Freeway when she failed to merge right. She subsequently rear-ended a white 2020 WSDOT work truck with flashing merge right arrows in the left lane.
Edgley and 41-year-old Patrick Petree of Vancouver, who was driving the WSDOT truck, sustained injuries. Paramedics took them to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center for treatment.
The Toyota was totaled and towed from the scene. Meanwhile, a WSDOT crew removed the work truck with significant damage.
The WSP reported that Both Edgley and Petree had their seat belts in at the time of the crash. They ruled out drugs and alcohol as factors.
Edgley, faces charges of negligent driving.
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