Esteban Cortes of Marysville Killed in I-5 Pedestrian Crash [Seattle, WA]

Esteban Cortes of Marysville Killed in I-5 Pedestrian Crash [Seattle, WA]

Injury Reported in Fatal Traffic Accident on Interstate 5

Seattle, WA (March 1, 2024) Early Wednesday morning, 22-year-old Esteban Cortes of Marysville was killed in a horrific crash on Interstate 5.

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), the fatal traffic accident happened at about 12:45 a.m. on northbound I-5 near the Mercer Street exit.

Reports say that Cortes exited his disabled car and attempted to cross all lanes of the freeway to get to the left shoulder. Consequently, a Lexus, driven by a 40-year-old Tacoma man hits Cortes, and officials pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

meanwhile, the Tacoma man was rushed across all lanes of the freeway to get to the left shoulder, his 2 passengers were not injured.

Authorities are investigating the fatal traffic crash and have not released further information at this time.


Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Esteban Cortes. Our hearts are with you through these trying times. We also wish the injured man a quick recovery.


Esteban Cortes Dies in Horrific Traffic Accident on Interstate 5

In a time filled with uncertainty, confronting a tragic loss like the horrific crash on Interstate 5 can seem unimaginable.

Moreover, the bereaved must be aware that they have the authority to file a wrongful death suit.

A wrongful death suit is a civil action that may help you move forward when a crash impacts you or your family in irreparable ways.

Additionally, the crushing grief that comes with mourning unexpected loss is not an easy load to bear alone.

Significantly, it allows surviving family members to achieve vindication for their dearly departed. Holding parties liable for the irrevocable damages they have caused.

Furthermore, nearly 1.25 million people are killed in traffic accidents each year. That means, on average, auto accidents cause 3,287 deaths per day.

Road accidents like the pedestrian crash on East Mission Road are the leading cause of death in the U.S. for people aged 1-54.

The Best Thing To Do Following a Fatal Crash

With this in mind, we encourage those who lost their loved ones in a traffic accident to contact Sweet Lawyers.

Our litigators will work on your behalf to hold the responsible party accountable for their failure to follow traffic laws, resulting in the untimely death of your loved one.

We do more than simply win cases; our purpose is to maximize your recovery and grant you peace of mind, with your future at the forefront. During your initial call, we’ll discuss your case at length to determine your legal options. In addition, you won’t pay a dime in retainer or holding fees over this case. Call us at (800) 674-7852 for a free consultation.

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