1-year-old Ferndale girl ejected from car on I-5 near Stanwood, listed in serious condition

ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A 1-year-old girl was ejected Thursday afternoon on Interstate 5 near Stanwood, when the left rear tire of the vehicle she was riding in blew out and the SUV struck a car, rolled over and crashed down an embankment.

The child was listed in serious condition Thursday night at Seattle's Harborview Medical Center.

Two women in the SUV with her -- driver Carterina Roy, 19, of Sumas, and Celena Roy, 21, of Ferndale -- were also injured and taken to Providence Hospital with less serious injuries.

All three were wearing restraints in the SUV, the State Patrol said.

According to the State Patrol, the crash happened around 1 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-5 near milepost 212. The Roys' 1999 Infinity QX4 was traveling southbound on I-5 when the left rear tire blew. The SUV struck a Pontiac Grand Am, also traveling south, then left the roadway, rolled and came to a rest down an embankment on the passenger side.

The driver of the Pontiac was not injured.

Crews briefly shut down the northbound lanes of I-5 so that a medical helicopter could land.



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