UPDATE, 11:55 a.m. | The two cars that were racing on northbound I-5 Sunday nighat are described as a dark-colored BMW and a newer, white Audi with Washington Law Enforcement Memorial plates, according to a news release from WSP. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ruth Medeiros, firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-401-7719. Detectives also are interested in anyone that may have witnessed the second collision where a state trooper was struck when outside of his patrol car.
UPDATE, Monday, 5:45 a.m. | Both of the Washington State Patrol troopers injured in collisions Sunday night near Northgate have been released from the hospital, according to a tweet from Trooper Chris Webb.
UPDATE, 9:57 p.m. | The State Patrol says that a second trooper has been hospitalized after he too was involved in a collision on Interstate 5 near Northgate on Sunday night.
Trooper Chris Webb said the first trooper was hurt after losing control of his car and hitting a light pole around 9 p.m. He had apparently been trying to stop people who were racing on northbound I-5. The second trooper had been called to help investigate the first crash when his car was struck by another driver around 9:30 p.m.. That driver, Webb said, drove into the investigation scene; he was arrested for investigation of DUI.
Both troopers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Webb said.
ORIGINAL POST | A State Patrol trooper suffered minor injuries after a crash near Northgate.
Details are scarce, but agency spokesman Trooper Chris Webb said the trooper was involved in a collision after trying to stop two cars from racing. The trooper apparently lost control of his or her car and struck a light pole, Webb said on Twitter.
This post will be updated.