Justin Poole, Michaela Buckholt Killed in Accident at I-90 near Easton, WA

March 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Justin Poole, Michaela Buckholt
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-90, Easton, WA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Washington State Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck collided with a passenger car

What Happened

State Police are investigating a crash that killed three people at I-90 near Easton, WA on March 16th, 2023. Police say the incident happened sometime around 1:45 a.m. Police say a semi-truck collided with a passenger car under unclear circumstances. Initial investigation suggests the westbound semi-truck may have crossed a median into eastbound traffic before colliding with the other vehicle. 40-year-old Justin Poole and 27-year-old Michaela Buckholt were both killed in the crash. Also killed was a 10-year-old child passenger. A second child passenger, age 6, as well as 36-year-old Nicole Wallawine Poole were both hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. The truck driver involved was not injured. Additional information was not available.

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