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Fatal crash on I-5 near Milton causing traffic backups. Woman, 18, arrested for DUI

Fatal crash on I-5 near Milton causes traffic tie-ups. Woman, 18, arrested for DUI

A two-car collision that killed one person and injured two near the Pierce-King County line early Thursday was caused by a suspected drunken driver, according to the Washington State Patrol.
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A two-car collision that killed one person and injured two near the Pierce-King County line early Thursday was caused by a suspected drunken driver, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A two-car collision on Interstate 5 near the Pierce-King County line early Thursday killed one person and injured at least two others, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash occurred about 3 a.m. in the southbound lanes just south of Federal Way.

The victim has not been identified.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of vehicular homicide and driving under the influence.

No details were released about what caused the crash.

The wreckage and investigation blocked most lanes on I-5 for multiple hours. All lanes reopened by 6:45 a.m.

Stacia Glenn covers crime and breaking news in Pierce County. She started with The News Tribune in 2010. Before that, she spent six years writing about crime in Southern California for another newspaper.
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