Two couples died in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Snohomish County earlier this month. The drunk driver was speeding and ran a stop sign on Highway 9, hitting the other car and killing all of its occupants.

Four Die At Highway 9 Intersection Car Accident In Marysville, WA


Posted on Dec 27, 2009

Snohomish County saw the worst car accident on record this year when two coupled were killed in a horrific crash on Highway 9 in Marysville, Washington. The man Washington State Police believe is responsible for the fatal car accident has been booked at the Snohomish County Jail and is under investigation for four counts of vehicular homicide regarding the accident.

Washington State Police released the names of the four people killed, all of which died at the scene of the car accident: 48-year-old Melissa Agerup, 54-year-old Bradley Agerup, 62-year-old Hilda Woods, and 57-year-old Thomas Woods.

The accident took place on Sunday night, according to Trooper Keith Leary, at the intersection of Highway 9 and 108th Street NE. The driver of the other car involved in the crash, 27-year-old Matthew C. McDonald of Snohomish, allegedly drank 8 beers before the accident and had a blood alcohol content of 0.123, almost double the legal limit.

McDonald tried to run from the scene of the deadly Washington car accident briefly before turning himself in to police. One of person was injured in the crash, a 32-year-old passenger in McDonald’s car, who told McDonald to slow down before the crash took place. He was driving over the speed limit and ran a stop sign, causing the Washington State car accident.

The police report was filed in  Everett District Court and McDonald is being held on $1 million bail. The two couples had lived across the street from each other in rural Clearview, WA.

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