Wrong-way driver killed on I-5 at Tacoma

  • Mon Mar 29th, 2010 7:18am
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Associated Press

TACOMA — An Orting man driving a Honda Civic the wrong way on Interstate 5 at Tacoma was killed in a head-on collision with a semi-truck.

The Washington State Patrol said the wrong-way driver had nearly collided with several other drivers, including a state trooper who was trying to alert the driver he was in the wrong lanes.

The crash at 2:10 a.m. Sunday killed 24-year-old Garrett M. Felt. The truck driver was not injured.

The patrol also said there was a wrong-way crash Sunday night on Highway 97 in Yakima County that sent both drivers to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Troopers said a 23-year-old Mattawa man who was in the wrong lane had been drinking.