Information sought in I-5 fatality

Town Crier


The Washington State Patrol is seeking additional witnesses to the car/semi-truck fatality collision occurring June 22 on I-5 near Milepost 46, south of Castle Rock.

At approximately 4:04 a.m., Kerri Hartnett-McGill, of Edmonds, was traveling south on I-5 when she crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with a semi truck.

Hartnett-McGill was fatally injured; her 4-year-old daughter riding in a child seat in the rear of her car was severely injured, while the driver of the semi-truck was uninjured.

The State Patrol had two contacts with Harnett-McGill earlier that morning, and did not detect evidence of impairment or excessive fatigue. Detectives wish to speak with anyone else who had contact with Hartnett-McGill in the 24 hours before her death to learn about any relevant activities, medical issues, possible drug or alcohol use, and potential fatigue.

If you have any information about the crash or Hartnett-McGill, please contact Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper at (360) 805-1192 or Detective Dan Comnick at (360) 805-1160.