1 killed in wrong-way fatality on I5 in Seattle
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
SEATTLE (AP) -- One person was killed in a wrong-way head-on collision on I-5 near downtown Seattle.
It happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on a ramp at the I-90 interchange.
The Washington State Patrol says the passenger in the wrong-way car was ejected in the collision with a pickup truck. The patrol says the 34-year-old Seattle woman, Valerie Renae Cartillar, died at the scene.
The drivers of the car and the pickup were both injured.
Trooper Julie Startup says alcohol may have been a factor in the collision. The Patrol says the driver of the car, a 40-year-old Covington woman, could be charged with vehicular homicide.
The accident was cleared about 5 a.m. before there was much effect on morning traffic.