Police: 1 dead after crash on I-5 caused by wrong-way driver

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — One person was killed in a crash Sunday evening on I-5 near mile post 208 after police said a driver got on I-5 near Marysville and drove the wrong way.

Police said at 5 p.m. all lanes were blocked on southbound I-5 in the crash area.

At 6 p.m., southbound I-5 remained closed and there was no estimated time for reopening.

One person was confirmed killed, Washington State Patrol officials said.

The crash involved multiple vehicles, police said, and four separate collisions.

Police said the causing driver was arrested for DUI and there will be a vehicular homicide investigation.

#BREAKING: A multi-vehicle crash on southbound I-5 at milepost 208 is blocking all lanes. Police say the cause was a wrong-way driver who got on I-5 at 116th Street in Marysville. One confirmed fatality. Let a friend know who travels in this area.

Posted by KIRO 7 News on Sunday, July 1, 2018

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