Remains washed ashore from seaplane crash identified as Spokane Valley woman

SEQUIM, Wash. – Human remains that washed ashore after a deadly seaplane crash have been identified as those of a Spokane Valley woman. 

Patricia Ann Hicks, 66, was one of 10 people killed in the crash off of Whidbey Island in September. Hicks’ partner, Sandy Williams, was also killed. 

Hick’s body was found by beachgoers in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge two weeks after the crash. They were inspected by the Clallam County Prosecutor’s Office, then delivered to a funeral home. 

The Coroner’s Office identified the remains as those of Hicks on Friday. 

Hicks’ family has been notified. 

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