Captain Monica Alexander
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: December 22, 2015
Contact: Trooper Mark Francis
Phone: (360) 654-1200
Cell: (425) 508-0793
Twitter: @wspd7pio

State Patrol Detectives Seek Witnesses to Collision Involving Trooper

The Washington State Patrol's Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) is investigating a two-vehicle fatality collision that occurred at approximately 4:28 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2015.  A state trooper was parked on the inside shoulder of I-5 at milepost 268 in Whatcom County finishing the investigation of a prior collision, when the driver of a 2003 Buick Lesabre crossed onto the shoulder and struck the rear of the patrol car. The driver of the Buick suffered fatal injuries and the trooper serious head trauma. The trooper was treated at a local hospital and has since been released.

MAIT detectives are examining all aspects that lead to this collision and seek additional witnesses to the actual event or anything leading up to or after the crash. If you know anything about this collision, or know someone who does, you are asked to call Detective Sergeant Jerry Cooper @ (425) 508-0602, or e-mail @