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News: Woman, dog die after wrong-way crash on I-5 SB in Bellingham

by | Feb 2, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

WHATCOM COUNTY, WA — A 31-year-old woman and her dog died late Tuesday night after a two-vehicle collision involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 in south Bellingham, reports KIRO 7 News.

The fatal accident occurred on the southbound lanes approaching Nulle Road, near Lake Samish, shortly before 11:30 p.m.

An early investigation by Washington State Patrol indicates a 20-year-old woman was driving northbound in the southbound lanes when she collided head-on with the victim’s vehicle.

Authorities confirmed the victim and her dog, who was a passenger in the vehicle, both died from their injuries at the scene.

WSP said the wrong-way driver was arrested for suspected impairment and was transported to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.

All southbound lanes of I-5 in the area were shut down for about four hours during the response and investigation.

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