1 Dead in Mount Vernon Car Crash on 5 Freeway near Highway 534
MOUNT VERNON, WA (November 13, 2020) – Thursday night, a man died in an alleged DUI accident on 5 Freeway near Highway 534.
The incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. when a Ford pickup broke down. This incident took place in one of the southbound lanes near the Highway 534 exit. Then, another driver approached from behind and crashed into the truck.
The force of the crash ejected the man from the disabled truck. He suffered critical injuries and died at the scene.
Meanwhile, the authorities arrested the driver that caused the collision. He was detained for suspicion of DUI and faces vehicular homicide charges.
Due to the collision, the authorities shut down all southbound lanes of the 5 Freeway for around two hours before it reopened.
Sweet Lawyers extends our deepest sympathies and condolences to the relatives and friends of the victim.
Dealing with the Tragic Loss of a Loved One
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Thus, the family of the victim should become aware of their rights under the law.
“Having legal representation after such a traumatic event will provide your family with the space to heal. At the same time, ensuring that justice is brought to your loved one,” says Mark Sweet, a seasoned attorney at Sweet Lawyers.
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