Just after 2:00 a.m. on October 06, 2023, Marysville officers were alerted to subjects attempting to break into cars in the 14500 block of 51st Ave. NE. While en route they were informed that two or three subjects were involved and associated with a black Cadillac Escalade. Before officers arrived on scene the suspects left the area in the described vehicle.
Shortly after officers were informed that a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy had located the suspect vehicle backed into a nearby driveway. Marysville officers drove to the deputy’s location and made contact with a male driver of the Escalade; leaving a female in the front passenger seat. At some point, the female subject slid over to the driver’s seat and fled out of the driveway, accelerating towards the officers and patrol vehicles at a high rate of speed.
The female driver then drove directly into the oncoming path of another responding Marysville officer, who had to swerve out of the way to avoid a head-on collision. At this point, officers established probable cause for Assault 2nd Degree, based on her multiple attempts to strike officers with her vehicle.
Officers pursued the Escalade southbound on Interstate 5. At some point the driver crossed multiple lanes at high speed in an attempt to exit I-5 and evade officers. This caused the driver to lose control of her vehicle where it crashed into trees alongside the highway.
Officers immediately rendered aid while waiting for fire personnel to arrive at the scene. Medics arrived and removed the driver from the vehicle and transported her to Providence Hospital in Everett. Despite lifesaving efforts, hospital personnel declared the driver deceased.
Marysville officers continue to investigate the events surrounding the vehicle prowl incident, while Washington State Patrol personnel are conducting an independent investigation regarding the vehicle collision fatality.
The driver of the Escalade is a 32-year-old Everett woman. Official identification of the deceased will be released by the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office.
This is an open and ongoing investigation. Additional details may be released following the conclusion of the investigation.