Washington State Patrol
The Washington State Patrol says a multiple-vehicle collision involving a tractor-trailer rig closed all four southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle for about two hours on Thursday afternoon, causing an eight-mile backup.
Strapping a life-size doll into the passenger seat can be a high-risk strategy to gain access to a carpool lane. It gets even riskier if you cut off a state trooper in traffic.
A school bus overturned Monday morning on a central Washington highway, injuring dozens of children, including three seriously, before coming to rest at the edge of a field, authorities said.
A sixth person has been arrested and four others were charged Monday for allegedly helping a man who shot and killed a Washington State Patrol trooper during a traffic stop.
A Washington State Patrol trooper was gunned down at a traffic stop early Thursday, and the suspect — an ex-con with a history of antagonizing police — killed himself as a tactical team closed in on the home where he was hiding, authorities said.
An impaired motorist drove about 17 miles the wrong way on Interstate 5 at speeds as high as 100 mph before troopers stopped her early Wednesday, the Washington State Patrol said.