1 dead, 2 injured in crash on I-5 in Federal Way

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. — One person has died and two others were injured in a crash on Interstate 5 in Federal Way early Saturday.

The collision happened just before 1:45 a.m.

According to troopers, a disabled Ford F-150 was blocking a lane on southbound I-5, just south of State Route 516, when two other vehicles, a 2007 Volkswagen Beetle and a Chrysler 300, stopped in the same lane in an attempt to get around the disabled vehicle.

The driver of a Dodge Grand Caravan rear-ended the Beetle, pushing it into the Chrysler 300, Washington State Patrol said in a release. The Beetle came to a stop in the same lane, but a 26-year-old passenger was killed.

The driver of the Beetle and another passenger were injured.

As for the Chrysler 300, the force from the collision caused the car to face the wrong way and the minivan struck it, causing it to stop in another lane.

Washington State Patrol said the 43-year-old driver of the minivan was cited for investigation of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide.

The investigation remains ongoing.