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Neah Bay woman killed in accident on Highway 112

October 30th, 2013 - 3:05pm

(Sekiu) -- An elderly Neah Bay woman was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Highway 112 near Vista Drive in the Sekiu area yesterday morning.

State Patrol trooper Russ Winger told Newsradio KONP that investigators believe an eastbound passenger car driven by 81-year-old Mary Jo Butterfield from Neah Bay crossed the centerline, striking a westbound car driven by a 24-year-old Randee Murdoch of Sekiu.

Butterfield was pronounced dead at Forks Community Hospital and Murdoch was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.

Although the investigation continues, Winger says it's believed drugs or alcohol were not involved. The crash closed down the highway for a number of hours.

Butterfield was an elder in the Makah tribe.

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