Mukilteo woman hospitalized after head-on collision

By Nicholas Johnson | Sep 27, 2017
Courtesy of: East Jefferson Fire Rescue This photo shows Lisa M. Ransopher’s car after a head-on collision with a semitruck along State Route 104 northwest of Poulsbo.

A Mukilteo woman is in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after her car crossed the centerline last week along State Route 104 some 13 miles northwest of Poulsbo.

Lisa M. Ransopher, 22, was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 19, after her westbound Silver 2008 Honda Civic crossed the centerline at milepost 12 and collided head-on with 27-year-old David Dyachishin’s semitruck.

The collision occurred at 2:17 p.m., according to police.

The semitruck lost control and descended an embankment to the right of the roadway. Dyachishin was taken Harrison Medical Center with minor injuries. He was released Thursday, Sept. 21.

Ransopher had been wearing her seatbelt, and Washington State Patrol troopers on the scene found no signs of impairment from drugs or alcohol, Trooper Russ Winger said.

“We know she crossed the centerline for sure,” Winger said, noting that Ransopher was conscious after the collision. “There were witnesses to that, but we don’t know why at this point.”

The collision remains under investigation, he said. When asked whether she crossed the centerline intentionally, Ransopher reportedly answered yes, though investigators have yet to make any conclusions, he said.

According her father’s Facebook page, Ransopher suffered a broken right wrist and broken right knee, as well as a laceration to her liver, among other injuries. At 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, her father, Scott Ransopher of Mayrsville, posted on Facebook: “She is hurting, but alert and able to communicate. Complaining of course, to our relief.”

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