Five-car crash in Federal Way kills two people

Two people died in a five-car crash about 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in Federal Way.

Reports said a car heading north on Interstate 5 at 272nd Street crossed the median and went into southbound traffic.

Federal Way resident Robert Galaviz, 55, and Seattle resident Georgina Steele, 61, both died in the crash, according to the Washington State Patrol. Four people were injured, including a 51-year-old Puyallup driver believed to have caused the crash; state patrol arrested the Puyallup driver, who was listed in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center, reports said.

The backup from the multi-vehicle collision was at least five miles, according to the state Department of Transportation. All southbound lanes were closed except for the carpool lane. The accident scene extended several hundred feet; fire and rescue personnel were on the scene.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates