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I-5 collision injures 3, caused by unsafe lane change

Post by Stacia Glenn / The News Tribune on March 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
March 8, 2011 7:09 am

The State Patrol says a collision that caused miles of traffic backup on Interstate 5 near DuPont during rush-hour tonight and injured three people was caused by a driver changing lanes into another vehicle.

A 49-year-old Lacey man merged from the onramp near Center Drive and changed lanes into a Honda Civic driven by a 28-year-old Seattle woman.

The Honda spun into another lane and was struck by a Chrysler Sebring, which then hit the barrier and rolled over.

The Lacey man was driving on a suspended license and made an unsafe lane change, according to the State Patrol.

The accident, which occurred about 6:30 p.m., caused more than five miles of traffic backup on I-5.

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