5 more injured as another car hits fallen tree on Hwy. 2

STEVENS PASS, Wash. - Five people were injured Saturday when their car slammed into a fallen tree as they were traveling over Stevens Pass on Highway 2.

It was the second serious accident caused by a tree falling over the highway due to heavy snow in the pass. On Friday, a Bothell couple was killed and their four adult children were injured when a tree came down on their SUV.

In the most recent incident, a 2005 Audi slammed into a newly fallen tree at about 5:50 p.m. Saturday as the car was heading west on Highway 2, about 22 miles west of Leavenworth, the Washington State Patrol reported.

All five people inside the vehicle were injured, some of them seriously.

The driver, a 37-year Seattle man, was taken to Cascade Hospital, along with two of the passengers, a 13-year-old boy and a 25-year-old woman, both from Seattle.

The two other passengers, a 30-year-old Seattle woman and a 16-year-old Seattle girl, were taken to Central Washington Hospital.

Highway 2 was closed after the accident and remains closed over Stevens Pass due to the dangerous conditions and fallen trees over the roadway. There was no estimate for when the highway would reopen.