Samantha Denney Killed in Olympia Accident on Interstate 5

Samantha Denney
Samantha Denney Killed in Olympia Accident on Interstate 5

Olympia, Washington – Samantha Denney, 31, of Chehalis, was killed in a traffic collision near Olympia on Friday night, according to the Thurston County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The crash happened at about 11:47 p.m. November 10, on Interstate 5.

The Washington State Patrol said a Jeep was traveling north on southbound I-5 when it collided head-on with an oncoming sedan driven by Denney.

One of the two children in the sedan, a 2-year-old boy, died at the scene.

Denney was pronounced dead at the Olympia Airport.

An 8-year-old girl in the sedan was rushed to a hospital with critical injuries.

The Jeep’s driver was unhurt and was arrested for DUI, vehicular homicide, and vehicular assault.

The WSP is investigating the wreck.

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