SKAGIT COUNTY, WA — One person was killed Tuesday evening in a collision involving two vehicles on Interstate 5 near Mount Vernon, according to Trooper Rocky Oliphant with Washington State Patrol.
We’re on scene of a one vehicle collision south on I-5 in Mount Vernon (mile post 232) unfortunately this is a fatality. We have both north and south I-5 shut down and expect intermittent closures during this investigation.
— Trooper Rocky Oliphant (@wspd7pio) August 4, 2021
Troopers responded to the crash on a stretch of I-5 southbound at milepost 232 in the Burlington and Mount Vernon area shortly before 6:50 p.m.
One person died as a result of the accident, though it was not confirmed whether they died on scene or at a hospital.
The driver of the other vehicle sustained minor injuries.
The incident left both northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 completely blocked as WSP investigated.
Motorists were asked to detour around the area.
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