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Man driving the wrong direction on I-5 dies, kills 19-year-old woman in SeaTac

Sep 23, 2022, 10:27 AM | Updated: 11:59 am

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Photo from Puget Sound Regional Fire

A collision with a driver in the wrong lane of Interstate 5 in SeaTac killed a woman around midnight Thursday.

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers said a 46-year-old Puyallup man driving a Jeep Liberty was heading southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit a 19-year-old woman driving a Ford Taurus head-on.

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The woman’s Taurus caught on fire due to the crash and was quickly engulfed in flames.

The woman died at the scene, while the man was taken to the hospital, and later died.

The northbound lanes on I-5 at 188th Street were blocked for about three hours before they could be cleared.

WSP Troopers are investigating. They have not said if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Members of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, Tukwila Fire Department, South King Fire & Rescue, and Medic One responded to put out the fire.

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