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

*** For Immediate Release***

Date: January 17, 2017
Contact: Trooper Rick Johnson
Phone: (425) 766-0812
Twitter: @wastatepatrol

Two Collisions Result in Serious Injuries and Fatality

King County -- Two separate collisions occurred over this past weekend leading to the death of one driver and another driver being arrested for investigation of Vehicular Assault.

The first collision occurred on January 13, 2017 at approximately 9:06pm, SB I-405 just north of I-5.  A Ford Explorer was traveling SB I-405 at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear bumper of a Toyota Camry. The Explorer rotated and rolled, striking the jersey barrier and coming to rest. The 35 year old male driver of this vehicle died as a result of this collision. The other individuals involved did not suffer any life threatening injuries. Impairment is believed to have been a factor along with the driver not wearing a seatbelt.

Ford Explorer

The second collision occurred on January 15, 2017 at approximately 11:34pm, NB I-5 at 178th (MP 153). This was a one car collision where the vehicle was traveling NB I-5 and lost control, rolled and ended up coming to rest on its top in the ditch. The passenger suffered a severe laceration to his hand and the driver was uninjured. The 25 year old male driver was subsequently arrested for investigation of Vehicular Assault due to signs of impairment.

Car  in Collision

The Washington State Patrol would like to stress the importance of not getting behind the wheel when impaired and wear your seatbelt. These types of collisions are absolutely preventable. BUCKLE UP and DRIVE SOBER!