Edmonds woman killed, four others injured in Hwy 2 crashes Saturday

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An Edmonds woman was killed and four others also from Edmonds were hospitalized Saturday morning in two accidents within minutes of each other on an icy stretch of Highway 2 near Leavenworth, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Saturday.

GayLynne Ullerich, 49, died after the SUV driven by her husband, Jeffrey Ullerich, left the road, slid into a snowbank and rolled over, striking a tree just after 8 a.m., the State Patrol said. Jeffrey Ullerich and the couple’s two teen-aged children were injured and transported to Cascade Medical Center.

The accident took place about 10 miles west of Leavenworth.

Minutes later and just a mile west, an 82-year-old Edmonds man suffered a broken neck after losing control of his pickup truck, which slid into a snowbank and flipped over, troopers said. The man was transported to Central Washington Hospital.

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