2 Shelton men killed in accident on I-5 in Lakewood involving a van and flying tire
Sep 21, 2023, 9:24 AM | Updated: 11:46 am
Updated – 11:45 a.m.
The deceased men from the Lakewood accident have been identified as being from Shelton.
The men were ages 22 and 55. A third person has non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Two people were killed in an accident on I-5 in Lakewood Thursday morning involving a van and a tire on the highway.
“When we arrived on the scene, we were made aware that one person was deceased as a result of a tire coming through the windshield of a large van,” reported Trooper John Dattilo of the Washington State Patrol.
I am saddened to announce that as a result of the crash, two people have died. pic.twitter.com/8LFTGXVrY9
— Trooper John Dattilo (@wspd1pio) September 21, 2023
A second person died at the hospital.
The crash involved a van with eight people inside.
The collision happened when a tire flew through the windshield of the van, striking the occupants inside. Police do not know where the tire came from. No other vehicles were involved.
Updated: Collision on I-5 NB at MP 125.86 near Bridgeport Way SW beginning at 6:09 am on Sept. 21, 2023 until further notice. The right lane at Bridgeport wWy is blocked and the ramp to Bridgeport is closed.
— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) September 21, 2023
“We’re going to reach out to the public to try to determine where the tire may have come from, what kind of vehicle it may have come off of,” Dattilo said.
The other five people in the van were not hurt.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
Contributing: KIRO 7 News