Two 4-year-old girls unbuckled their car seats and climbed up a steep embankment after their father was killed in a car crash on Whidbey Island Friday evening
The crash happened on the 5700 block of Bob Galbreath Road just before 6 p.m. The driver, identified by Washington State Patrol (WSP) as 47-year-old Corey Simmons of Langley, was traveling westbound when the vehicle left the roadway and went down an embankment.
The vehicle crashed into multiple trees before coming to a stop, according to WSP Trooper Heather Axtman. Simmons was killed in the crash. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
Family members told KING 5 the two 4-year-old girls in the backseat of the vehicle were Simmons’ twin daughters. The girls were able to free themselves from their car seats and climbed about 200 feet to the road for help after the crash.