Deadly, Dangerous Start To New Year

January 1, 2017

Police Blotter

9:00 AM Update: The Washington State Patrol says the driver of a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup truck was killed when the truck lost control on northbound I-5 near milepost 199, rolled down an embankment and landed on its top. The passenger was a 31-year-old Everett man who was taken to Providence Colby campus. No identification yet on the driver or revelation of what caused the truck to lose control.

6:30 AM Update: An Everett Police car is out of commission after an ice related crash on 7th Ave. SE. No injuries but some property damage. Roads throughout Everett very icy.

4:00 AM Update Sunday January 1st:
A deadly, dangerous start to 2017 so far in the greater Everett area. Around 2:30 AM a pickup truck going north on Interstate 5 between Everett and Marysville flipped near Union Slough. The truck ended up with the cab submerged. Numerous people tried to rescue the people inside. One person died, another was taken by Everett Fire Aid Unit to Providence Regional Medical Center.

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An Everett Police SUV in the ice and fog on 526.

Everett Police have shut the tunnel and on-ramp from eastbound Boeing Freeway (526) to northbound Interstate 5 after multiple vehicles lost traction in the tunnel and fly-over to I-5. Everett Police are transporting multiple drivers off the icy ramp and taking them to the south precinct to keep warm. Arrangements to have them pick up their vehicles when conditions improve are being made.

Most streets in Everett are icy and exposed bridges and overpasses are extremely bad. City of Everett sanding crews are out as well as workers from Washington State DOT but the list of places needing traction help is much larger than the help available. Police suggest not driving unless you really have to as ice is practically everywhere this morning.


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