One person was killed and another injured in a crash Wednesday afternoon on northbound Interstate 5 in Skagit County, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred at 2:16 p.m. north of the Bow Hill Road exit (milepost 236-1).
State Patrol says a Mitsubishi Outlander driven by a 31-year-old Lynden woman hit a deer. A Toyota Prius driven by a 34-year-old Ferndale man was stopped behind the Outlander in the right lane. A semi truck driven by a 63-year-old Bellevue man attempted to change lanes to avoid an uninvolved slowing vehicle in the left lane, but was unable to stop and struck the Prius, pushing it into the Outlander.
A passenger in the Prius, a 73-year-old Blaine man, was killed. The driver of the Prius was injured and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital. The semi driver and the driver of the Outlander were not injured.
The cause of the collision and any charges are currently under investigation.
Location of the Collision
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