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Man injured in Christmas accident remains in serious condition | UPDATE

Tim Leonard remains in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, a nursing supervisor said Monday, following the tragic accident on Christmas Day that claimed the life of his 9-year-old daughter, Zippy.

Tobiah Zippy Leonard was killed when a 20-foot piece of a fir tree fell on the family's Ford Explorer as they drove along Bailey Road just before 1 p.m. Dec. 25 on the way to a family gathering at their home on Saratoga Road.

The tree crushed the roof of the SUV, and the Washington State Patrol said Tim Leonard was transported to Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville and then taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on a medical airlift flight. Emergency personnel attempted to revive Zippy Leonard with CPR at the scene but she was unresponsive.

Three other members of the Langley family were not injured in the accident. The State Patrol said Julie Janeshefskie, 42, the driver, and two other passengers, Tamara Leonard, 18, and Wren Leoshefskie, 12, were taken to Whidbey General Hospital for a medical evaluation but were released Sunday afternoon.

 

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