1 Hospitalized after Wrong-Way Collision on 5 Freeway near Capitol Boulevard in Olympia
Tacoma, Washington (September 3, 2023) – One person was airlifted after being injured in a collision involving a wrong-way driver on Sunday morning near Olympia.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the accident happened on the Interstate 5 Freeway near US Highway 101 off-ramp at around 3:20 a.m.
A vehicle was traveling the wrong way on the freeway and collided head-on with a big rig.
Troopers are on scene investigating this collision. I am saddened to announce that as a result of the crash, two people have died. Expect delays if you are traveling through the area.
No toll booth workers were injured in the collision. https://t.co/renlTGKbpu
— Trooper John Dattilo (@wspd1pio) September 1, 2023
The wrong-way driver suffered major injuries and was airlifted to the hospital for treatment. He was also arrested on suspicion of DUI.
More details about the accident were not released.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
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