Drivers Identified in Deadly Wrong Way Crash on I-5 in Arlington

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

3 Comments on "Drivers Identified in Deadly Wrong Way Crash on I-5 in Arlington"

  1. He is obviously a repeat offender. No license and required an ignition interlock. Should be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.

  2. The suspect that killed and injured the victims doesn’t have a scratch on him because he was too intoxicated and bounced all over which is common in many accidents. I hope the system does not give him a short sentence or allow bail. It’s predictable he’d go right back to getting wasted or driving while drunk. ANYONE involved in a DUI (accident or not) should be required to visit a morgue.

  3. This makes me sick. Time and time again chronic drunk drivers with (or without) a history of DUI are on the road. It’s predictable that at some point they ARE going to maim or kill someone. I’ve been through it. Permanent chronic back problems and a long road to limited recovery. You’d be surprised how many people know someone who regularly drives while intoxicated but does NOTHING to report these people to local law enforcement or the state patrol. Something as simple as reporting someone anonymously amounts to saving lives.

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