Other items: Wrong-way driver crashes on viaduct; Everett man faces charge of 2nd-degree murder; sale of sports cards benefits charities; and Sika-deer owner says some have wandered.

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A toddler injured when she was shaken at a home day-care facility died yesterday afternoon at Harborview Medical Center.

A 29-year-old White Center woman, who runs a small day-care facility in her home in the 10400 block of 17th Avenue Southwest, was booked into the King County Jail on suspicion of assault, said county sheriff’s spokesman Travis DeFries. She was taken into custody and booked before the baby died.

Authorities say the woman shook the 23-month-old girl before putting the child down for a nap on Tuesday. She called 911 when the baby was unresponsive about 4:52 p.m.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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Wrong-way driver crashes on viaduct

A woman was in critical condition at Harborview Medical Center yesterday after she drove her minivan the wrong direction on the Alaskan Way Viaduct and collided head-on with a shuttle bus. Police said the woman apparently got onto the viaduct by driving up the Seneca Street offramp about 3:30 a.m. Near Jackson Street, her minivan crashed into a shuttle bus going the opposite direction.

The driver of the shuttle bus was taken to Harborview with minor injuries, police said. Fire crews worked for 45 minutes to get the woman out of her minivan. She also was taken to Harborview.

There were no passengers in either vehicle, police said. Names were not available.


Man faces charge of 2nd-degree murder

An Everett man who allegedly killed a 47-year-old Snohomish man during a botched burglary was charged yesterday with second-degree murder.

Kevin Stewart, 28, and at least one other man backed a truck into Brian Somes’ driveway in the 9000 block of 52nd Street Southeast in Snohomish on May 6, say charging papers filed in Snohomish County Superior Court. Authorities believe Somes was on his way to work when he interrupted the burglary.

About 5:30 a.m. that day, witnesses heard tires screeching and a crashing sound. Somes’ body was discovered in the driveway about an hour later. His injuries were consistent with being run over, charging papers say.

Stewart has been at the Snohomish County Jail on unrelated charges since July 9. He is the only person charged in the case.

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Sale of sports cards benefits charities

Three charities will split proceeds totaling $3,800 after more than 1.3 million sports cards and other cards recently were donated to Value Village.

Value Village, the recipient of part of a card collection belonging to Bellevue resident Jerry Hatfield, sold all of the cards in early December at its four Snohomish County thrift stores. Hatfield made the donation to reduce his collection of more than 5 million cards and to benefit charities.

Retail sales were $7,600, with half of that amount evenly divided among the Moyer Foundation, the Northwest Center, and the Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted.

Value Village is working with Hatfield to possibly sell another part of his collection in the next few months. Again, part of the proceeds will help the same foundations.

Granite Falls

Sika-deer owner says some have wandered

The fate of nine exotic sika deer ordered executed by authorities still is in question.

State Department of Wildlife officials said they believe the deer owner, Hiram Wilburn, 82, complied with an order to kill the deer by noon Monday.

But Wilburn said he sold some of the deer, and the rest were “wandering in the swamp” because someone left the gate open.

In the past, the animals occasionally would get out of his 25-acre property, and wildlife agents were concerned the sika deer, which are native to Japan, would breed with local elk and deer and pass diseases to the native animals.

Times staff and news services