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UPDATED: Rollover crash on I-5 near Sunset Drive interchange

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — First responders were dispatched to the northbound lanes of I-5 just south of the Sunset Drive interchange about 5:30pm due to a report of a rollover crash.

WSDOT traffic camera

Initial reports from the scene were of an injured occupant of a vehicle on its top on the right shoulder.

As of 5:40pm, traffic was backed up for over a mile in the northbound lanes.

According to the EMS dispatch log service, PulsePoint, at least 1 person was transported by ambulance from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.

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Washington State Patrol Trooper Anthony Reese told Whatcom News this was a 3-car crash, and the causing driver was in custody for suspicion of driving under the influence. A passenger in a Honda sedan that ended up on its roof needed assistance from aid crews to get out and was transported by a medic unit to the hospital with potentially serious injuries. There were no other significant injuries reported.

As of 7pm, 1 of the northbound lanes was open to traffic while the other remained closed.

Old Fairhaven Parkway northbound I-5 message display as of 5:55pm, February 23, 2022

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