A head on collision on the Johns Prairie Road in Mason County claimed the life of one driver yesterday. The Sheriff’s Office had initially said on their twitter page that alcohol may have been involved, however later said that a medical issue may be to blame. Detective Bill Adam tells us at approximately 5:31 PM, MACECOM 911 Dispatch received a cell phone call from a woman reporting that she was following a person driving erratically (speeding and crossing the center line) on John’s Prairie Road. While speaking with Dispatch, the suspected vehicle crashed head-on into a pickup truck near the Mason County Public Utilities building in the 2600 block, 2 miles northeast of Shelton.
A Deputy Sheriff was in the area arriving shortly after the crash and assisted a US Army medic who also happened to be in the area. Both the Deputy and the medic administered first aid until Fire Rescue Aid arrived.
Multiple witnesses at the scene described that the erratically driven vehicle crossed the center line, crashing into the oncoming pickup truck.
The driver of the pickup truck, a 47 year old Shelton man was transported to Sanderson Field and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. As of this morning, he is in the Intensive Care Unit in stable condition.
The erratic driver was also transported to Sanderson Field in order to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center, but succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the airport.
Mason County Coroner Wes Stockwell was able to contact the driver’s immediate family and released her name as 53 year old Andrea Tyrone of Shelton.
Preliminary reports state that Andrea may have had medical issues that could have been a factor in the cause of the crash. No other information is available at this time due to the ongoing investigation.
More pics of the head-on pic.twitter.com/SPmKDMUfCo
— Mason County Sheriff (@MasonCoSheriff) March 24, 2015