Fatal I-5 crash in December related to driver’s medical condition

TACOMA — The Washington State Patrol has connected a driver’s medical problem to a fatal crash that shut down I-5 near DuPont for 10 hours in December.

The News Tribune reports the 61-year-old from Sacramento, California, had fainted a few times since the Dec. 16 crash. State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill says a medical issue may have led to the crash.

The crash happened about 10:15 a.m. when the Sacramento man lost control of his pickup while pulling a rental trailer north on I-5.

The truck crossed the median, hit a box truck and rammed head-on into a tractor-trailer.

The tractor-trailer driver, 59-year-old Dale Weaver, of Jamestown, Ohio, died in the wreck. The pickup driver was hurt and taken to the hospital.

Gill says blood test results showed the California man was not impaired.

More in Local News

Suspect sought in two Everett bank robberies

He’s described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1, with dark hair and a goatee, and may have a neck tattoo.

Two missing men found, one alive and one dead

The man found alive was found in an apartment across the hallway and taken to a hospital.

Jogger unharmed after fending off attacker in Edmonds

Police released video of a man they believe to be the attacker.

Darrington School Board dealing with upheavals

The crux of the controversy seems to be the superintendent’s job.

Alaska Airlines will fly from Everett to 8 West Coast cities

Two destinations that didn’t make the list were Spokane and Hawaii.

Three teens arrested for Marysville school vandalism

Windows were broken and a trash bin was on fire Sunday night at a Marysville middle school.

Langley mayor threatens newspaper with lawsuit

The mayor threatened to sue the paper over claims he withheld public records disclosure information.

Divers called to recover body after train hits pedestrian

The accident was reported by a BNSF crew near Woods Creek in Monroe.

Front Porch

EVENTS Construction to start on housing project A groundbreaking is scheduled for… Continue reading

Most Read