Updated on: 11/25/2019
A 16-year-old girl was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 5 in Olympia on Saturday after the disabled vehicle she was in was struck by another vehicle, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The incident occurred around 1:45 p.m. on the right shoulder of northbound I-5 near milepost 107.
Police say the girl was one of four people in a Nissan Altima that was traveling with another vehicle from Oregon. When the other vehicle got a flat tire, they pulled over to the shoulder and called a tow truck.
While they were waiting, a Ford Focus slammed into the back of the Altima. The 40-year-old Poulsbo man driving the Focus was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. A passenger in the Focus, an 8-year-old Shelton girl, was also injured and taken to the hospital. The man faces possible charges of vehicular homicide and reckless endangerment; impaired driving is suspected.
A Hermiston, Oregon, family, including the 16-year-old girl, was in the Altima. A 42-year-old woman was injured and taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia. The 48-year-old man driving the car was not injured and neither was a 14-year-old boy.
Further details are not available. The incident remains under investigation.
Location of the Crash