Icy Conditions On I-5 In Everett Result In Multiple Crashes, 1 Fatality

December 24, 2020

Police Blotter

Editor’s Update 1:20 PM: The Washington State Patrol issued a memo that the crash on the Snohomish River Bridge involved 4 cars. The driver of one of those vehicles died. He was a 30-year-old man from Everett and was not wearing a seat belt. Here is their summary.
VEHICLES ONE THROUGH FOUR WERE NORTHBOUND ON I5.
VEHICLE ONE WAS IN LANE THREE, LOST CONTROL AND STRUCK THE BARRIER.
VEHICLE TWO DROVE AROUND VEHICLE ONE ON THE LEFT SHOULDER
VEHICLE THREE STRUCK VEHICLE ONE
VEHICLE ONE STRUCK VEHICLE TWO
VEHICLE FOUR SWERVED TO AVOID THE OTHER VEHICLES AND STRUCK THE GUARDRAIL

While overall traffic volumes were down due to the Holiday there were multiple collisions on Interstate 5 through Everett, Washington this morning including one fatality.

No firefighters were hurt but an Engine was hit at this crash.

A person involved at this crash went over the guardrail and was found beneath I-5.

Just before 6 AM 911 received multiple report of crashes between Everett and Marysville with the freeway described as extremely icy.

Shortly after 6 AM a multiple-vehicle collision in the southbound lanes just north of 41st street created big back ups. An Everett Fire Engine was struck while at that scene. No firefighters were injured.

Then multiple spin outs were reported in the northbound lanes as drivers slowed and lost control looking over at the southbound crash.

At around 6:45 AM there was a crash on Northbound I-5 on the Snohomish River Bridge in the two left lanes. One person from that crash went over the guardrail and was located on the ground underneath I-5 just north of the Snohomish River. Attempts to save that person were not successful. All northbound lanes reopened at 10 AM.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the crashes along I-5.



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