Arlington, WA- The Washington State patrol responded to a fatal “non traffic” crash around 11:43 a.m. on September 2nd, 2022 on Northbound I-5 near the Stilly River Bridge.
According to the Washington State Patrol, 78-year old John Berg of Arlington was traveling Northbound on I-5 in a 2006 Acura MDX when he experienced a medical emergency. During the medial emergency, his vehicle left the roadway, striking the concrete barrier. The vehicle rode along the barrier and came to a stop just prior to the Stillaguamish River Bridge.
Mr. Berg was transported by ambulance to Skagit Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Next of kin notification was made by hospital staff.
Troopers say this was a “non-traffic” fatal collision. Unfortunately, Mr. Berg died due to a medical incident while driving and that caused him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into the barrier.
Mr. Berg was wearing a seat belt and drugs, or alcohol were not a factor in the crash.
The vehicle sustained damage and was impounded for safe keeping by Dick’s Towing of Stanwood.