SEATTLE, WA — A 47-year-old Bremerton woman died last Friday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 5 Express in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, reports the Washington State Patrol.
Officials said the collision occurred on the northbound lanes at milepost 167 shortly after 1:56 p.m.
An early investigation indicates a 29-year-old Ronald man was driving a beige 2000 Toyota Corolla northbound in lane 2 when he changed to lane 3 in order to avoid a disabled vehicle on the right shoulder. At the same time, a 48-year-old male driver in a gray 2006 Toyota Yaris had slowed for traffic and come to a stop in lane 2 when it was hit by the Corolla during the lane change.
Troopers said the impact of the crash sent the Yaris to the left and into the concrete Jersey barrier along the left shoulder. Both vehicles came to rest in the left lane.
A female passenger in the Yaris was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The driver of the Yaris, also of Bremerton, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with undisclosed injuries.
The driver of the Corolla was not reported hurt, but has since been charged with negligent driving in the second degree.
All northbound lanes in the area were blocked for nearly three hours during the response.
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