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Boy dies, two injured in high-speed car accident in dense fog
A 5-year-old boy died Monday morning after a one-car accident on Highway 164 east of Auburn in the early morning hours of Dec. 29.
The boy, Stacey-Izaac Holmes, died at 9:02 a.m. Monday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, according to Auburn police.
The driver, a 21-year-old Pacific man, is in ICU at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The third occupant of the vehicle, the boy's 9-year-old sister, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is recovering at Harborview.
The children's mother is the driver’s girlfriend. She was not involved in the accident.
The Auburn Police Department has not released the name of the driver.
According to Auburn police, the man had been driving at a very high rate of speed into the Auburn city limits along Highway 164 when he lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree in the 3600 block of Auburn Way South.
The girl climbed from the wreckage, but the Valley Regional Fire Authority had to extricate the man and the boy. All three were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
"The Auburn Police Department continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident, and vehicular homicide charges will be forthcoming on the driver," Hirman said.
The family has set up a fund for the boy. For details, visit www.gofundme.com/StaceyIzaacHolmes.