Driver killed while headed wrong way down Interstate 5 in Seattle January 12, 2017
Aftermath of wrong way crash on Interstate 5. Photo: Wash. State Patrol. CLICK TO ENLARGE
(KING COUNTY, WA.) -- The first time the vehicle was spotted was just after 2 am Wednesday morning. Chong Yim, a Sergeant with the Washington State Patrol (WSP) saw the vehicle at that time headed southbound in the northbound lanes of I-5 just south of Dearborn Street in Seattle.
The WSP says other troopers in the area were notified and an attempt was made to intercept the vehicle, later determined to be a Ford Expedition.
The Ford continued southbound on the freeway in the northbound lanes and then at about 2:07am rammed into a Tri-Med ambulance that was traveling northbound on I-5 in the HOV lane just north of Michigan Street, according to the state patrol..
The ambulance tried to avoid the collision but was hit on the left side. The driver of the wrong way Ford suffered fatal injuries and passed away at the scene.
The two Tri-Med employees along with the patient they were transporting suffered minor injuries and were taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The driver of the wrong way Ford has since been indentified in broadcast news reports as Angela Mora , 46, a mother of four children who worked as a private chef.
The state patrol does not know if Mora was confused, disoriented, lost or was suffering a health emergency.