Wrong-way crash on I-5 near Vancouver kills man, critically injures 17-year-old girl

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VANCOUVER, Wash.  — A wrong-way crash on northbound I-5 near Vancouver Monday night killed one man and left a 17-year-old girl in critical condition, the Washington State Patrol said.

A wrong-way driver caused the two-vehicle crash near Northeast 134th Street, the State Patrol said.

All lanes of northbound I-5 were closed for nearly three hours while the troopers investigated the crash. The interstate reopened at about midnight.


(Photo: Washington State Patrol)

(Photo: Washington State Patrol)

A photo sent by the Washington State Department of Transportation showed a massive backup of traffic.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available. 


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