Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-5 in Marysville

Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-5 in Marysville »Play Video
MARYSVILLE, Wash. - Southbound Interstate 5 was shut down for hours Friday morning near 88th Street NE after a deadly wrong-way crash.

The freeway reopened at about 8:40 a.m., but officials said it could take some time for a 4 1/2-mile backup to clear.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Keith Leary said a driver going north in the southbound lanes slammed into two other vehicles about 5:15 a.m. near the Tulalip Casino.

The wrong-way driver was killed, and the drivers of the two other vehicles were taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett's Colby Campus where they were expected to recover.

It was not clear exactly where the wrong-way driver entered the freeway, and the person's name has not been released.

Troopers said they received several 911 calls from people reporting the wrong-way driver moments before the collision.

Southbound traffic was diverted off I-5 at 116th St NE, and the backup grew throughout the morning until all lanes were reopened 3 1/2 hours after the crash.