Medical examiner identifies Mountlake Terrace woman who died in Monday car crash into home

Firefighters working to put out the blaze, which was started after a car crashed into this home on the east side of 220th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West. (Photo courtesy South County Fire)

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed the identity of a woman who died in a Monday morning car crash that caused a fire in a Mountlake Terrace home Monday, Jan. 6.

The woman was identified as Courtney A. Larreinaga, 27, of Mountlake Terrace, and the cause of death was “thermal burns and smoke inhalation,” the medical examiner said. According to Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Pete Caw, the medical examiner’s office has also submitted blood toxicology tests to the state lab, but results aren’t expected for up to two months.

Mountlake Terrace police said the car Larreinaga was driving veered off 44th Avenue West at 220th Street Southwest around 7:45 a.m. Monday, hit a power pole, caught fire, then ran into the back of the house, setting the home on fire. One woman inside the house at the time of collision got out safely but she suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital.



  1. It’s funny how they don’t actually tell the truth. What caused her crash was epilepsy. Which led to hitting a pole and crashing into a home. All she wanted was to be a normal mom and not let her disability stop her. I find it very disrespectful that the only comment from mlt is they are waiting for toxicology reports and since I’m expressing what I feel why did it take over 10 min for a fire truck to arrive? when there’s one stationed on the same street

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