No Athletes Injured As Truck Crashes Through Fence At Softball Tourney

August 17, 2019

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Both Boeing and Everett Fire responded to the scene.

The truck went through a couple of fences before coming to a stop.

Some scary moments Saturday morning at a softball tournament in Everett. A delivery truck went out of control at the site of one of the events for the Special Olympics 2019 Summer State Games. More than 900 athletes and 600 volunteers are participating in the events at sites around Everett.

About 11:20 AM a truck making a delivery at the Boeing Softball Fields in southwest Everett crashed through multiple fences and struck several cars. No people were hit by the truck but one person was injured by some fencing material. That person’s injuries were not believed to be life threatening but they were taken to a local hospital by ambulance to be checked out.

Medical personnel from Boeing Fire and Everett Fire Department responded to the scene and began life-saving efforts on the driver of the truck. Ultimately those efforts were not successful. It is not known if the driver of the truck had a medical issue or what may have caused the crash. Jaymelina Esmela of Special Olympics Washington says the driver was a long time Special Olympics volunteer. “This is a huge loss for our Special Olympics family and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Everett Police were investigating at the scene. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner was called and will determine the cause and manner of death and release the identity of the truck driver.

Again no athletes participating in the games were injured and Jaymelina Esmela of Special Olympics Washington says the games are going on as planned. Events are being held at Everett Community College, Kasch Park, Boeing Fields-Everett and Battle Creek Golf Course. The athletes are competing in softball, golf and bocce. The events will run through Sunday afternoon. You can click here for a schedule and directions to the venues. There is no charge for the public to watch the events and cheer on the athletes.


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