Missing 68-year-old Spokane Valley woman found injured in a crash near Blewett Pass

Lynell McFarland was taken to a hospital for care and her family has been notified, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Valley woman who went missing since Thursday was found injured at scene of a vehicle crash near Blewett Pass Monday night, according to the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office.

A Silver Alert was in place for 68-years-old Lynell McFarland since Thursday, but on Monday evening authorities canceled the alert after they found McFarland injured and with signs of hypothermia, authorities said.

Police said her car slid and rolled around 100 feet from the roadway, near Blewett Pass along Highway 97. Her car was found down a ravine over a creek by a Department of Transportation employee.

Chelan County first responders found McFarland injured but conscious, and they extricated her from her car that was severe damaged. McFarland was taken to a Wenatchee hospital, where she is expected to recover, authorities said. 

 According to authorities, McFarland’s family has been notified. 

McFarland was heading back to her Spokane Valley home from Ellensburg in a 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse before she was reported missing on Thursday. 

According to the Washington State Patrol, on Nov. 18, 2021, McFarland left Ellensburg at 1:30 p.m. and was reported to be heading back to her home in Spokane Valley. Amanda, McFarland’s daughter, reported her mother to be missing the next day at 6:32 p.m. when she realized she wasn’t home.

Amanda expressed concern over her mother’s mental health and driving capabilities, mentioning that McFarland often gets lost and takes medication that can cause impairment.

McFarland’s phone pinged on State Route 97 near milepost 76 at 6:12 a.m. on Nov. 19, according to WSP.  

The Kittitas County Sheriff thanks the public and other agencies for helping sharing the silver alert. They are specially grateful for the proactivity actions of Mrs. McFarland’s family that contributed to her safe rescue. 

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