By Caleb Hutton
Got a late night call back from a witness of this weekend crash east of Ferndale.
James Lemaster’s dog started yipping at something outside just after midnight Saturday, Oct. 20.
LeMaster, who lives on 18 acres in the 1400 block of Paradise Road, opened the door to see a black Volkswagen Jetta wrapped around a tree across the street, on the east side of the road.
LeMaster asked if everyone was OK. All he heard in reply were groans. He called 911.
The driver, Brandon R. Frost, 24, pulled himself from the wreckage. It took the better part of an hour for firefighters to tear off one side of the car to get the other two men out. The passenger side had taken the brunt of the damage. One of the men suffered broken limbs, the other had a chest injury.
“With the amount of damage to that car,” LeMaster said, “I’m just amazed that nobody was killed.”
Washington State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary said speed and alcohol caused the crash. Frost was arrested on suspicion of two counts of vehicular assault.