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March 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Wrong-way driver causes fatal crash in downtown Seattle

The State Patrol has identified a 34-year-old Seattle woman as the person killed this morning in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle.

Valerie Renae Cartillar was killed just after 1:30 a.m. after the pickup she was riding in was struck head-on just south of James Street, according to the State Patrol.

Troopers say that a 40-year-old Covington woman was heading south in the northbound lanes when she struck the pickup containing Cartillar. The pickup driver, a 55-year-old from Bellevue, was taken to Harborview Medical Center.

The Covington woman was also taken to Harborview, according to the State Patrol.

The accident was cleared about 5 a.m.

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