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News: Driver killed as car crashes into I-5 construction zone near Olympia

by | Jun 23, 2023 | Accidents in the News |

THURSTON COUNTY, WA — One person died Friday morning after a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 near northeast Olympia, according to King 5.

The fatal collision occurred on the southbound lanes of I-5, just north of Southeast College Street. It was first reported by the Washington State Patrol at 5:21 a.m.

Officials say one person was driving southbound on the interstate when their vehicle entered a construction zone and collided with equipment stationed at the site.

It was unclear what circumstances led up to the incident, but a Public Information Officer said the WSP had received reports of an erratic driver shortly before.

A traffic backup over two miles long formed behind the crash scene during the response.

A full investigation remains ongoing.

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