Driver under investigation in truck rollover on I-5

Mirror staff reports:

The driver in a one-car crash Sunday night was arrested for investigation of vehicular assault.

Washington State Patrol reports that the accident happened shortly before 7 p.m. Nov. 17 on southbound I-5 near South 288th Street in Federal Way.

A Ford F350 truck was traveling on I-5 when it struck and crashed through the left-side guardrail, rolled off the freeway and came to rest at S. 288th Street. That exit was blocked for about five hours, according to state patrol.

Troopers at first thought the crash was a hit-and-run. Troopers initially found two occupants trapped in the truck, and believed the driver had fled on foot. However, state patrol says the driver attempted to deceive officers at the scene by telling them another person was driving.

The vehicle's owner, a 43-year-old male, was arrested on investigation of vehicular assault and DUI. The injured passenger, a 25-year-old female, was transported to Harborview Medical Center.


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