Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-5

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Wrong-way driver causes crash on I-5

KGMI News Reporting
By Joe Teehan

A wrong-way driver on I-5 caused a head-on collision that left two people injured in Mount Vernon this morning.

The State Patrol reports 78-year-old Arlys Abrahamse of Oak Harbor was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of the interstate at about 5:30 a.m. when she collided head-on with a car driven by a 29-year-old Mount Vernon man just south of Anderson Road.

Both drivers were injured and taken to Skagit Valley Hospital.

Troopers say the wrong-way driver was impaired and faces a charge of vehicular assault.