Wrong-way driver crashes on I-5 in downtown Seattle

Wrong-way driver crashes on I-5 in downtown Seattle

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Wrong-way driver crashes on I-5 in downtown Seattle

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by KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on March 2, 2012 at 7:21 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 2 at 8:53 AM

SEATTLE -- A wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle early Friday morning sent both drivers to the hospital and blocked traffic.

 A driver was initially spotted driving in the wrong direction on I-90, said Washington State Patrol. That driver turned onto I-5 where he headed northbound in the southbound lanes and crashed into a Dodge Durango near the Convention Center.

Investigators believe the driver may have been traveling four miles in the wrong-direction before crashing into another car.

Authorities said the wrong-way driver appeared to be in serious condition and the other driver suffered no serious injuries. Troopers, however, said the wrong-way driver's condition worsened when he reached the hospital.

Several southbound I-5 lanes were closed during the investigation; they have since reopened.

Investigators are determining whether alcohol was a factor.

KING 5's Roberta Romero contributed to this report.
 

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