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March 2, 2012 at 5:38 AM

Wrong-way crash on I-5 in Seattle sends two to the hospital

A motorist who apparently traveled the wrong way on Interstate 5 this morning is accused of causing a collision that sent two people to the hospital.

The wrong-way driver, a 21-year-old Kenmore man, was in a Toyota Corolla was driving in the wrong direction on I-5 near the convention center in Seattle around 3:15 a.m when he crashed into a Dodge Durango, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Keith Trowbridge.

The wrong-way driver suffered serious injuries and was  hospitalized. The Durango driver, a 56-year-old Seattle woman, suffered no injuries, but was hospitalized as a precaution, Trowbridge said.

Troopers received some reports of the same wrong-way driver also driving the wrong way on Interstate 90 this morning, but Trowbridge couldn’t confirm those reports.

Several southbound I-5 lanes were closed during the investigation; they have since reopened.

 

 

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