Southbound lanes of I-5 near the Stanwood/Camano Island exit were closed for about 2 hours yesterday after a vehicle driven by a Ferndale woman blew a tire, collided with another vehicle and then rolled.
Washington State Patrol reported the crash occurred about 12:30pm yesterday, April 26th in the area of Exit 212, the interchange with State Route 532 to Stanwood and Camano Island in Snohomish County.
Caterina Roy, age 19, of Ferndale, was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand AM southbound when the left rear tire blew out. This was followed by the Pontiac striking a 1999 Infinity QX4 driven by Judy Bush, age 65, of Lynden, who was also traveling southbound. The Pontiac left the roadway and rolled down an embankment, coming to rest on the vehicle’s passenger side.
SB I5 MP212 collision update. Injuries are serious to both child and driver, both are in stable condition at this time. North bound traffic is now open. SB traffic still closed while investigation continues. TS pic.twitter.com/VKGWm2Hse7
— Trooper H. Axtman (@wspd7pio) April 26, 2018
WSP Trooper Heather Axtman, reporting from the scene of the crash, said a young child had been ejected from a vehicle and was airlifted to Harborview.
WSP later reported Celena Roy, age 21, of Ferndale, and a 1-year-old female child were passengers in Roy’s vehicle. Caterina and Celena were transported to Providence Hospital by aid car and the child was flown to Harborview Medical Center from the scene by Airlift NW.
Bush was not injured according to WSP and was able to drive from the scene.
Everyone involved had been wearing safety restraints and neither drugs nor alcohol were involved according to WSP. The cause of the crash is listed as a blown tire and no charges are pending. The Pontiac was towed from the scene.