Passenger Dies in Wrong-Way DUI Accident on 5 Freeway at Slater Road [FERNDALE, WA]

Passenger Dies in Wrong-Way DUI Accident on 5 Freeway at Slater Road [FERNDALE, WA]

Passenger Dies in Wrong-Way DUI Accident on 5 Freeway at Slater Road [FERNDALE, WA]

Driver Travels Wrong Way, Causes Fatal DUI Accident on 5 Freeway in Ferndale

FERNDALE, WA (July 10, 2020) – A person died in a wrong-way DUI accident on 5 Freeway in Ferndale Wednesday evening past 8:15 p.m.
According to the Washington State Patrol, the incident happened in the northbound lanes of 5 Freeway at Slater Road.
The troopers said they received several reports about a wrong-way driver operating a silver Lexus. The vehicle was seen traveling southbound in the northbound lanes when it crashed into a Camry.
The passenger in the Lexus died as a result of the impact. The Lexus driver, meantime, was rushed to the hospital in unconscious and critical condition.
A female occupant in the Camry received treatment at a local hospital. Details on the extent of her injuries were not immediately available.
The troopers said there were indications that the Lexus driver was driving under the influence at the time of the crash. The said driver is now facing vehicular homicide charges.
The officials have not released the names of those involved in this fatal accident. Further investigation is underway.

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