The National Transportation Safety Board found that the tragic duck boat crash in 2015 in Seattle, Washington, was caused by improper maintenance and mechanical failure. Five people died in the crash and 69 people were injured. The NTSB also blamed loopholes in federal oversight for the accident, and further noted that passengers lacked sufficient protection like seatbelts and that the seats they sat on were severely deformed, all of which caused the crash to be more severe than it should have been.
A 22-year-old Army Specialist from Joint Base Lewis McChord was arrested and charged with DUI following a fatal car accident last Friday morning in Lakewood. According to the Washington State Patrol, the driver was blamed for the death of a 46-year-old man, who -- just before the fatal collision -- had been involved in a simple fender-bender along Interstate 5.