COWLITZ COUNTY, Wash.--Washington State Patrol launched a probe into a driver that died in crash on I-5 in June.
The Major Accident Investigation Team was seeking information on the collision that happened Sunday, June 22 between a car and a semi near Headquarters Road in Cowlitz County. Authorities said Kerri Harnett-McGill of Edmonds was traveling south on I-5 when she crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a tractor trailer.
Hartnett-McGill was killed and her 4-year-old daughter, who was riding in the back of the car, was severely injured. The driver of the tractor trailer managed to escape his burning truck without injuries according to officers.
Washington State Patrol said officers interacted with Harnett-McGuill twice that morning and did not detect evidence of impairment or fatigue. Detectives asked anyone else who did have contact with her during the 24-hours before the accident to call M.A.I.T Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Dan Comnick at (360) 805-1160.
Authorities said this kind of follow-up is routine procedure to learn about relative activities, medical issues, possible drug or alcohol use and sleeping.