Authorities say a hit-and-run crash that killed three people has closed all lanes of Interstate 5 southbound and three lanes northbound near Lakewood, Washington. The Washington State Patrol says a 23-year-old man was swerving across the southbound lanes when he struck a car at about 2:15 a.m. Thursday.
That vehicle rolled over, killing three people inside, and its engine block launched into the northbound lanes and caused another crash. No one was hurt in that crash. The 23-year-old kept going but was arrested for investigation of vehicular homicide. An off-duty Seattle Police Department dispatcher saw the crash and gave detailed information about where the driver fled. When they found the car a woman was outside of it trying to rip off its bumper.
Troopers say the driver had no driver’s license and is suspected of being under the influence. A stolen firearm was also found in the vehicle.