A 75-year-old Blaine woman was killed and a 87-year-old Camano Island man, Robert L. Gwaltney, with whom she was riding was critically injured when their Honda was rear-ended by a semi truck on Interstate 5 near Arlington at 3:30am today reports The Herald Net.com of Everett. Gwaltney, who was driving, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
According to the report, the Honda was in the far right southbound lane of I-5 and was either barely moving or stopped. The semi truck was driven by a 44-year-old Stanwood man. He was unable to stop or avoid hitting the Honda.
The impact of the collision forced the Honda across all lanes of traffic until it stopped in the median.
The Highway patrol is investigating why the Honda was moving so slowly. Hopefully they will determine whether a medical issue or a malfunction in the vehicle was the cause. The report said that alcohol was not a factor.
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Arlington car accident kills 1, seriously injures another
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