BELLINGHAM, Wash. — First responders were dispatched around 10:50pm on November 2nd, to the southbound lanes of I-5, north of the State and Ohio Streets off-ramp, due to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian injury crash.
Approximate location of crash
Washington State Patrol said in a press memo that a 2001 Toyota Sienna was southbound on I-5 when the driver lost control for an unknown reason and struck a concrete Jersey barrier on the left shoulder. A 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt swerved to avoid debris in the right lane and also struck a jersey barrier on the left shoulder. Both vehicles came to rest facing northbound on the left shoulder.
The Toyota driver, identified as a 52-year-old Mount Vernon woman, got out of her vehicle and was struck by a 1994 Ford Taurus and a 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA, both traveling southbound. Both vehicles came to rest on the right shoulder.
The woman was declared deceased at the scene.
Neither drugs nor alcohol were considered factors in the crashes.
Southbound traffic was diverted off of I-5 at Sunset Drive until the lanes were reopened about 2am.
WSP reports they are continuing their investigation.