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Teenager dead, two people injured in E Olympia wrong-way crash

Posted on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 3:30 pm    

Photo Credit: Washington State Patrol

OLYMPIA, WA – An early-morning wrong-way crash in east Olympia led to the death of a teenage boy and the injury of two other people, according to KOMO News.

The accident happened on Interstate 5, near the Nisqually River, at about 3 a.m. as a 17-year-old boy from Olympia was driving south in the northbound lanes of the highway.

The teenager then collided with another vehicle head-on.

The Olympia teen died as a result of the accident.

The two occupants of the other vehicle, who were not identified in the report, were taken to Harborview Medical Center with serious injuries.

The accident led authorities to close multiple lanes of the interstate for several hours for the investigation and cleanup efforts.

This is one in a series of reports provided by Caffee Law as a service to inform our Seattle neighbors about traffic news and accidents in the area. Many of these accidents are preventable, and we hope that by reporting on such events, we will reduce the frequency of similar incidents. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a similar situation, contact the Seattle car accident injury attorneys of Jeffrey R. Caffee today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses. 



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