State Patrol seeks witnesses to I-5 collision at Northgate

Monday, December 22, 2014

On December 21, 2014 at approximately 8:55pm, a WSP trooper attempted to stop two vehicles that were racing NB I-5 (express lanes)/ South of Northgate. As the trooper turned from the mainline of I-5 to the express lanes, his patrol vehicle struck a light pole. The light pole separated from the base and fell on the main line on NB I-5.

During the investigation, a different state trooper, who had just exited his vehicle, was struck by a gold, Honda Accord. The driver of that vehicle fled the scene in his car but was later stopped and arrested for Reckless Driving, DUI and felony Hit and Run near Northgate Way and 1st Ave.

WSP detectives are looking for anyone who may have witnessed two vehicles, described as a dark colored BMW and newer, white Audi with Washington Law Enforcement Memorial plates that were racing on NB I-5/ Express lanes through Seattle.

Detectives are also interested in anyone that may have witnessed the second collision where a state trooper was struck when outside of his patrol car.

Anyone with information on any of the above incidents are asked to call or contact Detective Ruth Medeiros, 425-401-7719. 


Anonymous,  December 23, 2014 at 3:53 PM  

The first trooper so excited he misjudged the turn and took out a light pole? How long was traffic backed up for that debacle? No cameras along the line to identify the racers?

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