• Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-5 in Lacey


    SEATTLE - Troopers arrested a 44-year old driver they said was going the wrong way on Interstate 5 when he caused a head-on crash Friday morning.

    Police said Michael McDonald drove a Hyundai north in the southbound lanes for 3 miles before smashing a Toyota in Lacey about 12:30 a.m.

    One person in the Toyota had serious injuries. The driver of the Hyundai and a passenger in the Toyota had minor injuries.

    The crash blocked all lanes of southbound I-5 for more than 90 minutes. The freeway reopened about 4 a.m.

    McDonald was booked into the Thurston County Jail on vehicular assault charges.

    It’s unclear clear if drugs or alcohol played a role.

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