TRAFFIC ALERT: I-5 lane closures you need to know about this weekend

Two ejected after early morning police pursuit

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i5 rolloverFIFE, Wash. — Two people were seriously injured Tuesday morning when their car crashed and rolled over on Interstate 5 during a police pursuit.

It started shortly before midnight in Auburn, when police began following a car that had been reported stolen. Once on southbound I-5, police turned on their lights in an attempt to pull the car over, but the driver sped off.

Near the Port of Tacoma the driver lost control, hit a barricade and rolled the car several times. The occupants of the vehicle were ejected from the car and taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tacoma.

All lanes of southbound I-5 were closed for about five hours while the Washington State Patrol investigated the accident.  The road re-opened shortly after 5 a.m.

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  • Blockwatcher

    Who pays the hospital bill for these two criminals? Thankfully, they didn't crash into an innocent driver during this episode. Idiots.