Burlington, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a fatal, two-vehicle collision on Southbound I-5 near milepost 232 around 10:27 a.m. on October 20th, 2019.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, a 69-year old Sedro-Woolley man was traveling Northbound in the left lane of I-5 in a red 2003 Ford Ranger pickup when his vehicle left the roadway and broke through the cable barrier and traveled into oncoming southbound traffic where it was struck by a 2014 Toyota Tacoma being driven by a 24-year old Anacortes man. The force of the crash caused the Ranger to rollover and both vehicle came to rest on the right shoulder of the Southbound Lanes.
The 69-year old Sedro-Woolley man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sedro-Woolley man has not been identified by Troopers. The Anacortes man was not injured in the crash and was released to family members who arrived at the scene.
The Ford Ranger was impounded by Peter’s Towing for safe keeping. The Toyota Tacoma was impounded by Joes Towing for safe keeping.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. It is unclear if the deceased driver had a medical emergency or lost control of his vehicle before crashing. No charges are expected in the crash.
Reference WSP Incident Number: 2019102000000839