3 children injured in late-night crash on I-5 in Federal Way

Mirror staff reports:

The Washington State Patrol is investigating a crash in Federal Way that injured five people, including three children.

The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. July 6. The driver of a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu was parked on the right shoulder on southbound I-5, just south of S. 272nd St. The vehicle's occupants included a 33-year-old Olympia woman and three children - ages 12, 8 and 6.

A 1992 Honda Civic was traveling southbound on I-5 when it drifted onto the right shoulder and crashed into the Malibu, sending that vehicle into the ditch and onto its top, according to the state patrol. The Civic came to rest in the road and blocked two lanes of traffic.

According to the state patrol, drugs or alcohol were involved in the collision, and charges are pending. The driver of the Civic, a 32-year-old Federal Way man, suffered injuries and was booked into King County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault.

The four occupants of the Malibu were injured and transported to St. Francis Hospital. Their condition and severity of their injuries are unknown at this time. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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