State Patrol Says Crash On I-405 Injured Two People, Totaled Two Cars
February 19, 2018
(BOTHELL, WA.) – The Washington State Patrol says two people were injured over the weekend when one car rammed into the back of another one on Interstate 405.
The incident happened Saturday about 3:21 pm in the Canyon Park area of Bothell.
The patrol report says a silver 1999 Mercedes ML430 and a 2009 Lexus RX were both traveling northbound on Interstate 405 near the junction with State Route 527 when, for reasons unknown, the Mercedes ran into the rear of the Lexus causing it to leave the roadway and go into a ditch then roll over, ending up on its side. The Lexus came to a stop on the right shoulder of the road.
Injured and transported to a nearby hospital was the driver of the Lexus, identified as 57-year old Huang Shwuyu of Mill Creek, Washington and a passenger in the Lexus, identified as 26-year old Joseph Liu, hometown unknown.
Not injured, according to the patrol report was the driver of the Mercedes identified as 20-year old Clyde Q. Cieslik of Everett, Washington and a 23-year old woman from Everett who was a passenger in the Mercedes.
The patrol report says both vehicles were totaled in the incident and it is believed that drugs or alcohol were somehow involved in the crash although the cause remains under investigation. Vehicular assault charges are expected to be filed, said the report.