I-5 wrong-way driver kills 1 in head-on crash in Olympia

A man was killed on the I-5 after the truck he was driving was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 below the Plum Street overpass in Olympia, Washington around 8:30 pm on Monday night. The man who died has not yet been identified. The pickup he was driving was owned by LeMay Enterprises.

olympia car accident attorneyThe accident occurred when a white Buick driven by 70-year-old Donald Sullivan of Olympia with his wife Udelia, 69, as his passenger, entered the I-5 southbound lanes going in the wrong direction. Johnson reportedly side swiped at least one car before he ploughed head-on into the pickup truck. Sullivan was said to be traveling at a “very high rate of speed.”

Several people called 9-1-1 before and after the accident. The truck reportedly burst into flames after it was hit. The identification of the driver will be done by checking dental records.

Both Sullivans were taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital with serious but not life threatening injuries.

It is not known if criminal charges will be filed in the accident or whether alcohol was a factor.

Information for this posting was reported by Jeremy Pawloski in The Olympian.

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