According to Washington State Patrol, the victim was driving westbound on Highway 20 when her 2000 Honda Civic crossed the center line of the highway and collided head-on with an eastbound 2001 Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver of the SUV, Fred Swayzer Jr., 48, of Oak Harbor was not injured. Tracy Swayzer, 46, a passenger in the Tahoe, was treated at United General Hospital in Sedro-Woolley, although there was no word as to the extent of her injuries.
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Sara Cornis, driving the much smaller Honda Civic, did not survive. The Skagit Valley Herald reports that Cornis died at the scene.
The accident happened on the afternoon of Sunday, August 1. There was no word as to weather conditions at the time of the Washington state car accident, or why the car crossed the center line of the highway.
Drivers have been known to fall asleep during a long drive, or while coming home from shift work. Personal communication devices such as cell phones have also been found to divert drivers' attention away from the road at critical times.
So far there has been no cause established in the Washington car crash, and the matter remains under investigation.