3 Killed in Wrong-Way Crash on 90 Freeway near Island Crest Way in Mercer Island

Mercer Island Crash
3 Killed in Mercer Island Crash on 90 Freeway near Island Crest Way

Mercer Island, Washington (October 30, 2023) – Three people were killed in a wrong-way crash on Sunday night in Mercer Island.

The Washington State Patrol says the accident happened on westbound 90 Freeway near Island Crest Way at around midnight.

A vehicle was traveling the wrong-way when it collided with another car.

The wrong-way driver and two occupants of the second car were killed in the accident.

The victims were not immediately identified.

More details about the accident were not released.

An investigation into the accident is underway.

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