On July 18, 2016 the Appellate (appeals) Court ruled that the Schulte family can potentially pursue a lawsuit about death and injuries on NE 75th Street in Wedgwood.
On March 25, 2013, four members of the Schulte family were crossing NE 75th Street near Eckstein Middle School. A drunk driver bore down upon the group, killing two and permanently injuring two others.
An article of July 18, 2016 in the Seattle Times explains that the Appellate Court has ruled that the Schultes wrongful death case can proceed.
The deaths and injuries of the Schulte family set off an enormous outpouring of grief in the community with impetus for actions to make NE 75th Street safer. State legislators also responded to the Wedgwood community in a meeting held in May 2013 to discuss what can be done about the problem of impaired driving.
The Schulte family moved to Snohomish County in 2015.