A woman died late Friday in a crash on Interstate 5 in Kent that involved two cars rolling over.
The chain of events began around 11:30 p.m. when a car heading south on I-5 hit another vehicle and rolled over into the median. A woman was ejected from the first car into northbound I-5, where Washington State Patrol believes she was hit by three cars, said Trooper Rick Johnson.
The first of the three cars rolled over trying to avoid hitting the woman. The driver of the car had minor injuries, said Johnson.
Detectives are trying to determine who was driving the southbound car with the woman in it. Three people in the car survived with injuries that were not life-threatening, Johnson said. One person was booked into jail on an outstanding felony warrant, he said.
Lanes were closed in both directions of I-5 for several hours during the cleanup and investigation while traffic was diverted onto state Route 516. All lanes were reopened early Saturday, Johnson said.
The woman’s name was not released, pending notification of her next of kin.