Seattle’s KiroTV.com reports that Nicole Lehtinen, 16, was killed in a car accident on Saturday morning. The accident occurred on 61st street in Kenmore. Lehtinen was a passenger in a car that swerved onto a sidewalk and hit a fence. One of the fence poles was protruding from the fence because a tree had fallen on the fence previously. Lehtinen was impaled and died of severe injuries.
Friends of Lehtinen’s said that if the fence had been properly maintained by the city of Kenmore, then Lehtinen would be alive today. They say the city is partially to blame for Lehtinen’s death since the fence was on city property was not properly maintained.
Lehtinen is survived by her sister Taylor Lehtinen, 18 and a brother. The two sisters had previously lost their parents.
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