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.
Reach James Kozanitis at 360-715-2249 or firstname.lastname@example.org.