Teen released from jail, ordered to appear in court for crash that injured two friends
November 26th, 2013 - 5:33am
(Port Angeles) -- A Sequim teen is due back in court next week to face possible
charges in a car crash that seriously hurt two other teenagers.
18-year-old Elijah Sanford was released from jail yesterday and told to be back in court
in a week. He may face formal DUI and vehicular assault charges at that time. Investigators
believe alcohol, marijuana use and excessive speed all played a part in the crash.
They say Sanford was behind the wheel of a 1991 Volkswagen Golf that left Heuhslein
Road east of Port Angeles about 1:30 Sunday morning. The car flipped multiple times and came
to rest about a hundred yards off the road.
15-year-old Cailey Stipe was ejected from the car and suffered numerous broken bones
and internal injuries. She was taken to Harborview 19-year-old Garrett Payton was also taken to
Harborview suffering from broken bones.
Sanford suffered scrapes in the crash and was able to crawl out of the wreckage.
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