Fatal Accident On I-5 in Ferndale

DESCRIPTION: 90-year-old Marion Piete died Friday afternoon after losing control of his Ford pick-up truck. His car left the roadway and rolled. Piete was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.

TYPE OF ACCIDENT: One-car collision
CAUSE: Loss of control
DATE: October 22, 2010
TIME: ~2:10pm
LOCATION: Interstate-5 near Nooksack River Bridge, north of Ferndale
NUMBER OF VEHICLES: 1
     CARS: 0
     TRUCKS: 1
     MOTORCYCLES: 0
     PEDESTRIANS: 0
NUMBER INJURED: 0
NUMBER DECEASED: 1
DRUGS OR ALCOHOL INVOLVED: N/A
PERSONS INVOLVED: 1
VEHICLES INVOLVED: 1
INVESTIGATING AGENCY: Washington State Patrol
MEDICAL ASSISTANCE: N/A
LEGAL ANALYSIS: Northbound lanes of I-5 were closed for over 3 hours to investigate the crash.
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