Teenager dead in wrong-way crash near Nisqually River Bridge

Teenager dead in wrong-way crash near Nisqually River Bridge
(Washington State Patrol)

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — Washington State Patrol is investigating a head-on crash that killed a 17-year-old boy on northbound I-5 just south of the Nisqually River Bridge.

It happened around 3 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers say the 17-year-old driver was traveling southbound on northbound I-5 when he hit another car head-on. He died at the scene.

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The passenger and driver in the other car – a man and a woman -- were seriously injured.

Troopers say drugs or alcohol played a part in the crash.