An Everett woman was killed in a four-vehicle crash Thursday on I-5. A 45-year-old Seattle man has been arrested and is facing multiple charges, including DUI.
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash – A community is mourning the loss of an Everett woman who was killed in a four-vehicle collision Thursday on I-5 near Northgate.
A 45-year-old Seattle man is facing multiple charges, including a DUI, for the fatal crash. He quit his first court appearance on Friday. He is being held at the King County Correctional Facility on $2 million bail and is expected to appear in the courtroom on Monday.
Court documents say the driver told officers he had committed suicide.
Family and friends say they are heartbroken to remember Mackenzie Mitchell, the young mother who lost her life in the crash.
In Mountlake Terrace at Getaway Spirits, a local gathering, the doors were locked on Friday.
Customer Ryan Kam said: “We saw they were closed and then found out what was going on this morning.
Mitchell worked at Getaway Spirits. Family members say the 29-year-old is a loving daughter, sister and a wonderful mother.
According to the Washington State Patrol, early Thursday morning, a 45-year-old Seattle man, believed to be intoxicated, exited an overpass and collided with several northbound vehicles on I -5, including the vehicle in which Mitchell was a passenger. The congested wreck left lanes blocked for more than seven hours.
Jennie and Matt Dulas heard about the accident that claimed one person’s life.
Matt Dulas said: “I didn’t know it was going to be someone we knew, knew very well and would miss.
They were one of the customers who called Mackenzie Mitchell a friend.
Jennie Dulas said: “This is a place of regulars. It’s a place of community and we’ve known some of these people will last maybe ten years, so it’s like a family. family,” said Jennie Dulas. “They’re really inextricably linked, and I can only imagine how difficult this must have been for all of them.”
Getaway Spirits is where Mitchell formed a friendship with a coworker. Now the front door of the business is filled with flowers as customers drop by to honor Mitchell.
“She was very pleasant to be around and was a great bartender, a great waiter,” says Kam.
Matt Dulas said: “She will be the light that we are no more and that is really sad.
Mackenzie Mitchell’s family released the following statement:
“We are heartbroken over the loss of our beautiful Mackenzie. She is truly a wonderful soul. If you are one of those who cross her path, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Kenzie will miss her whole family. She can light up a room for a second and fall in love intensely. Fly high my beautiful niece. Soon from us. “
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