Woman killed in fiery wrong-way crash on I-5 in SeaTac

SEATAC, Wash. — A 19-year-old woman is dead after she was hit by a wrong-way driver in SeaTac.

The crash happened on northbound Interstate 5 near the South 188th Street exit at around midnight.

Troopers said a 46-year-old Puyallup man driving a Jeep Liberty was heading southbound in the northbound lanes when he hit a woman driving a Ford Taurus head-on.

The Taurus then caught fire and became engulfed in flames.

The woman died in the crash.

The man, whose Jeep was totaled, was taken to a hospital. His condition is not known.

The northbound lanes were blocked for about three hours.

Troopers are investigating. They have not said if drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Members of Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, Tukwila Fire Department, South King Fire & Rescue and Medic One responded.