1 dead, 1 critically hurt in Laurel-area wreck

A Bellingham woman was killed early Sunday morning, Jan. 24, in a head-on crash that critically injured her passenger on East Smith Road just east of Guide Meridian. According to a Washington State Patrol report, Charlene E.Wilbur, 53, was driving a black 2001 Subaru Legacy that drifted across the center line about 2:20 a.m. Sunday on eastbound East Smith Road, striking a westbound white 1999 Dodge Ram driven by Ryan J. Verhaaren, 24, of Bellingham.