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January 15, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Six hospitalized after wrong-way driver hits car full of teenagers on I-5

A northbound car driven by a Seattle man in the southbound lanes of Interstate 5 near I-405 hit a car full of teenagers head-on at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, an official said.

No one was killed, but the driver and the other car’s five occupants were all transported to hospitals with various injuries. Police said both drivers may have been driving under the influence, according to Julie Startup, a trooper.

The Washington State Patrol first got a call about an erratic driver on I-5; the driver then apparently made a U-turn and began driving the wrong way on the highway.

The five occupants of the other car were ages 16 and 17.

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