Arlington, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a Fatal crash in the Southbound Lanes of I-5 at milepost 208 around 4 p.m. on July 1st 2018.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, 56-year old Aaron Gentry of Darrington was traveling Northbound in the Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 at a high rate of speed near milepost 208 in a blue and silver 1991 Ford Explorer when he struck a white 1997 Toyota Corolla being driven by 30-year old Dorajean Wyne of Albany, Oregon, head-on. The force of the crash caused the Ford Explorer to rollover, where it landed on the cable barrier. Dorajean and a juvenile in her vehicle were both injured in the crash and transported to Providence Colby Campus for treatment after firefighters extricated them from their wrecked vehicle. A passenger in her vehicle, 28-year old Miriam Robinson of Albany, Oregon was pronounced dead.
Troopers say Mr. Gentry was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash and he was injured in the crash. After being treated for his injuries, Troopers booked him into the Snohomish County Jail for suspicion of Vehicular Homicide, driving a vehicle without an ignition interlock device and driving without a valid operators license.
Several other vehicles were hit by debris in the crash including a white 2005 Dodge Neon being driven by a teen driver. A silver 2018 Hyundai Tucson being driven by 40-year old Angela Harrell of Arlington and a blue 2017 Toyota 4Runner being driven by 51-year old Lisa Alvarez of Camano Island.