1 dead, 2 injured in wrong way crash on Interstate 5 near Chehalis

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CHEHALIS, Wash. – A wrong-way driver died late Saturday night in a crash on Interstate 5 near Chehalis that injured two other people.

According to Washington State Patrol, a driver was heading south in the northbound lanes when about 11 p.m. he crashed into another car.

The 23-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two people in the other car were taken to local hospitals.

Washington State Patrol closed the interstate near milepost 77 for a crash investigation.

Troopers will release the man's name once family members have been notified of his death. No word on why he started driving the wrong way on the interstate.