THURSTON COUNTY, WA — A 22-year-old man from Beaverton, Oregon, died early Wednesday after a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 5 in southwest Olympia, reports FOX 13 News.
The fatal collision took place on the northbound interstate near milepost 100, south of Tumwater Boulevard Southwest and west of Olympia Regional Airport. Washington State Patrol troopers responded to the scene shortly after 12:00 a.m.
An early investigation indicates that, for reasons still unknown, the victim’s car was disabled in the second northbound lane. At one point, a second vehicle traveling in the same lane collided with the first car, causing both vehicles to come to rest in the right-side ditch.
The victim, who was not wearing a seatbelt while sitting in the disabled car, died from his injuries.
Officials did not say whether anyone else was seriously hurt.
A section of I-5 northbound was shut down for about seven hours during the emergency response.
It was not immediately clear whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the wreck, but the WSP continues to investigate. No charges have been reported as of this writing.
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