Victim of Kent car crash identified as 2010 Edmonds-Woodway graduate Charissa Judkins
Updated with information on a fund that has been started for funeral expenses.
Kent police confirmed Monday morning that the 21-year-old Edmonds woman who died in an early Sunday morning car crash was Charissa Judkins.
Friends of the 2010 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate were mourning her death on Facebook and Twitter Sunday afternoon and evening, but My Edmonds News didn’t receive official confirmation until Monday. She is the daughter of Mike and Darlene Judkins of Edmonds.
Judkins was riding in the passenger seat of her own car, driven by a 21-year-old Covington man, when the car struck a telephone pole in the 24800 block of 148th Avenue SE in Kent, our online news partner The Seattle Times reported Sunday.
The driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he was reported in critical condition Sunday. There was no immediate word on his condition Monday.
According to the Seattle Times, Kent police said that Judkins died before police and firefighters arrived at the one-car accident. The police report said the driver lost control of the vehicle, which crossed the roadway to the opposite shoulder before it hit the telephone pole at the front passenger door. The police preliminary investigation indicated speed and possible driver impairment were contributing factors.
Friends have started a fundraising effort to help cover funeral expenses. You can donate here.