Teenager Dies in Fatal Wreck on Highway 395

A teenage girl from Montana dies in a fatal car crash yesterday evening on Highway 395.

The accident happened about eight miles south of Lind just after 6:30PM.

Washington State Patrol Troopers say an 18 year old man was driving Northbound, when his car drifted off the roadway.

The car crossed the median and rolled across both Southbound lanes, and stopped off the roadway.

18 year old Lineesa Abernathy from Kalispell was a passenger in the car, and died on the scene.

Troopers originally said the crash happened because the driver fell asleep, but now they say the cause is under investigation.