Man remains hospitalized after Mount Baker Highway crash


An SUV veered off Mount Baker Highway not far from the ski area Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, and slid about 200 feet down an embankment before crashing into a tree.

The passenger, 23-year-old Paul Davis of Normandy Park, was tossed from the 1999 Jeep Cherokee when it hit a tree in the 3:30 p.m. crash. He was airlifted to St. Joseph hospital in Bellingham, where he remained in satisfactory condition Wednesday, hospital spokeswoman Amy Cloud said. Davis was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Washington State Patrol.

Taylor Armstrong, 23, of Federal Way was driving west from Mt. Baker Ski Resort about 3:30 p.m. when he lost control of the Cherokee. He was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured, according to state patrol.

Troopers suspect drugs or alcohol may have contributed to the crash, and charges are pending.

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