One killed, another injured after car wreck North of Shelton

One woman is dead, another was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center Sunday morning, after a head-on collision on State Route 3 about 5 miles North of Shelton.

The Washington State

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Two Aberdeen teens injured in car wreck on Long Beach Peninsula

Two teens were injured overnight on the Long Beach Peninsula, after swerving to avoid a deer and colliding with a telephone pole just after 2 this morning. The Washington State Patrol reports

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Passenger ejected from car wreck that sends two to hospital

Two young men were injured yesterday when their 2007 Mazda 3 collided with a utility pole on the East Agate road and ejected the passenger. The Washington State Patrol reports a 22 year old

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Hoquiam police arrest one, searching for another after stolen car crash overnight

Hoquiam Police recovered a couple of stolen cars overnight, after a car chase ended in a car wreck, then a foot chase at Washington Street. Police have one person in custody, another who is

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Long string of “accidents” turns out to be insurance fraud

OLYMPIA, Wash. – A Kelso woman has pleaded guilty to attempted insurance fraud after collecting more than $200,000 for dozens of bogus medical claims, including falsely claiming that her husband’s foot had been amputated.

Kelly Klein, 47, had accident insurance through an employer. In less than three years, she filed 96 claims stemming from eight alleged accidents involving her family members.

“Insurance fraud drives up the cost of premiums for all of us,” said Washington state Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler, whose Special Investigations Unit helped investigate the case. Washingtonians pay an estimated $200 to $300 a year in increased home- and auto insurance due to fraud, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.

In insurance claims filed from April 2004 through January 2007, Klein said that: