Pateros schools chief injured in crash

Pateros School District Superintendent Lois Davies, right, testifies before a House committee last week in Olympia. She was injured in a motor vehicle crash returning home and remains in Harborview Medical Center.


Pateros School District Superintendent Lois Davies, right, testifies before a House committee last week in Olympia. She was injured in a motor vehicle crash returning home and remains in Harborview Medical Center.



— Pateros School District Superintendent Lois Davies was injured late Saturday afternoon when her vehicle collided with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 2.

Davies was on her way home after testifying before a state House committee about the need for a system of helping schools know where to turn for help in the wake of a natural disaster, such as the Carlton Complex fire.

She was eastbound when her vehicle skidded on the snowy roadway and traveled into the westbound lane, where it collided with another vehicle, the Washington State Patrol said. The occupants of the other vehicle were not injured.

Davies suffered head and rib injuries and was taken first to Valley Hospital in Monroe, then later transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

She was in satisfactory condition as of Wednesday, hospital officials said.

Her vehicle was destroyed.

Davies was cited for speed too fast for conditions; it was snowing at the time of the collision, the patrol said.



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