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August 3, 2014 at 11:51 AM

At least 11 injured in 5 rollover crashes

Six people were injured on northbound Interstate 5 near Lake City Way in the first of five separate rollover crashes reported in King County this morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Witnesses told troopers they saw a vehicle speeding at 80 or 90 mph on I-5 around 3:30 a.m., then swerve and lose control near…

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August 1, 2014 at 7:48 AM

2 hospitalized after rollover crash on I-5 this morning

Two people were taken to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries this morning after a rollover crash on Interstate 5 in South Seattle. Washington State Patrol troopers were called to I-5 near Michigan Street around 3 a.m. on a report of the crash, said Trooper Karim Boukabou. When troopers arrived they found two people on the ground…

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July 31, 2014 at 1:38 PM

Motorcycle chase crash at Arlington was fatal

The Associated Press ARLINGTON — The Washington State Patrol says a motorcycle rider who crashed Saturday while fleeing a trooper on state Highway 531 at Arlington died Wednesday of his injuries. The patrol says the trooper had terminated the pursuit for safety reasons. The motorcycle continued for another mile-and-a-half until it left the road and crashed in…

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July 30, 2014 at 11:42 AM

WSP issues challenge to drive safe on I-90

Law enforcement officials in 15 states, including Washington, are challenging you not to die — or kill someone — on two of the nation’s busiest interstates. From Aug. 1 to 4, added patrols will be driving the more than 5,600 miles of Interstates 90 and 94 — from Washington all the way to the East Coast…

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July 28, 2014 at 3:26 PM

Man accused of impersonating cop, signaling traffic stop

A 21-year-old Poulsbo man was arrested this morning for investigation of criminal impersonation after he allegedly attempting a traffic stop using emergency lights, the Washington State Patrol said. The State Patrol received a call early this morning from a motorist traveling on the Hood Canal Bridge who said the driver of a Ford F250 truck had attempted to pull the caller’s car over by activating…

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July 15, 2014 at 2:56 PM

Man suspected of Everett carjacking arrested in Seattle

Update at 3:19 p.m.: The Washington State Patrol says Westmoreland is in custody at Havorview Medical Center in Seattle, likely with injuries suffered in Monday’s crash. Troopers will guard him until he healthy enough to be booked into the Snohomish Coutny Jail Original post: Seattle police have arrested a man suspected of crashing a stolen motorcycle before carjacking a…

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July 14, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Motorcyclist crashes on I-5 in Everett, carjacks vehicle

State troopers are looking for a motorcyclist who allegedly carjacked a Miata after crashing on Interstate 5 in Everett. The State Patrol said William J. Westmoreland, 38, of Stanwood, was speeding south on I-5 around 3 p.m. Monday when he rear-ended a car south of 112th Street Southeast and was ejected off a Honda motorcycle. Troopers said…

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June 30, 2014 at 11:10 AM

WSP seeks info on Edmonds woman killed in Cowlitz County crash

The Washington State Patrol is trying to learn more about an Edmonds woman who was killed when her car collided with a semi-truck June 22 in Cowlitz County. Kerri Hartnett-McGill was driving south on Interstate 5 near Headquarters Road when her car crossed into the northbound lanes and collided with the semi-truck, the State Patrol said….

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June 23, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Wenatchee police officer cleared in fatal shooting

The Associated Press WENATCHEE — A Washington State Patrol investigation has cleared the Wenatchee police officer who fatally shot a suspect in an undercover drug deal. The patrol said Monday that Officer Scott Reiber was justified in using lethal force on Dec. 12 when he shot 43-year-old Robert Harris of Wenatchee. Reiber was being dragged through the drive-through…

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June 20, 2014 at 9:17 PM

Man arrested after crash on I-405 in Kirkland this morning

A Lynnwood man was arrested after his car struck another car, causing it to flip over, according to the Washington State Patrol, which says the man then drove three miles before crashing into a barrier on Interstate 405 in Kirkland shortly after midnight today. A Toyota Corolla and a Jeep Liberty were northbound on I-405…

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