Snohomish County, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to a single vehicle crash on Northbound I-5 near milepost 214, 2-miles North of the Stanwood Exit around 7:40 p.m. on May 27th, 2019.
According to a press memo from the Washington State Patrol, 37-year old Alexis Ortegaverdin of Burbank was traveling Northbound on I-5 in a red 1998 Ford Explorer when the vehicle swerved to the right and the vehicle left the roadway. Troopers say the Explorer rolled over before it came to rest on its side in a ditch. Ortegaverdin was not wearing a seat belt and was injured and transported to Providence Medical Center in Everett. Ortegaverdin passed away as a result of injuries sustained in the crash two days later on May 29th, 2019. Next of Kin notification was made by hospital staff.
Troopers say a passenger in the vehicle, 38-year old Monica Rios of Mount Vernon was not wearing a seat belt and was injured. She was transported by medics to Providence Hospital for Treatment.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Troopers say drugs or alcohol were believed to be a factor in the crash.
The vehicle was impounded to the Washington State Patrol District 7 Bullpen by Dick’s Towing.