A multiple car accident on the dangerous I-5 interstate near Tukwila, Washington, left one dead and others seriously injured. The Washington State Patrol is investigating the cause of this fatal WA car accident.

Fatal I-5 Rollover Crash In Tukwila Leaves Police Asking Questions

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

Washington State Patrol officers and other emergency personnel responded to a serious multiple-vehicle rollover accident on Wednesday, where one person was killed and others were seriously injured.

Authorities say that the accident occurred just before 6 am north of Highway 518 on Interstate 5 near Tukwila. The Washington State car crash involved a Toyota Land Cruiser, a Ford Crown Victoria operating as a taxicab, and a Toyota Camry. So far the investigation has revealed that the initial crash was between the taxi and the Land Cruiser in the two-lane exit lane for Highway 518 toward Southcenter Parkway. The Land Cruiser then rolled into the center lanes of westbound I-5 where it was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

The driver of the Land Cruiser, an unidentified 43-year-old resident of Seattle was declared dead at the scene of the accident. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. The three other men involved in the accident suffered only minor injuries and were treated at the scene of the accident.

Investigators and emergency responders cleared the I-5 car accident scene for three hours – affecting five out of the six I-5 lanes and backing up morning commuter traffic. While the Washington State Patrol does not believe that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the deadly Washington crash, they are still unsure of what caused the initial impact between the taxi and the Toyota. Anyone with information about the car accident should call Detective Ruth Medeiros at 425-401-7719.

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