Wrong-way driver killed on i-5 at Bellingham

BELLINGHAM — The State Patrol says drugs or alcohol were involved in a fatal wrong-way crash on I-5 at Bellingham.

Troopers say a 22-year-old Bellingham man, Mateo Gaspar Alonzo, was driving north in the southbound lanes on Saturday night when he collided with a pickup truck and was fatally injured.

The other driver, a 25-year-old Mount Vernon man, was taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham.

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