A car crash on northbound Interstate 5 that blocked traffic for nearly 3 hours appeared twice in last week’s Top 5 most read stories.
1. Inmate dies in Thurston County Jail: Other inmates alerted corrections staff to a medical emergency just after 2 p.m. Staff and on-duty medical personnel immediately began providing aid and CPR. When medics arrived, they continued CPR, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene about 2:30 p.m.
2. Police escort train after removing protesters from downtown Olympia tracks: Officers from the Olympia Police Department, Washington State Patrol, Thurston County Sheriff’s Office and Union Pacific Railroad Police were all at the scene. Officers arrived at about 4 a.m. and asked the group to leave. Most did, but those who refused were arrested, Olympia Police Chief Ronnie Roberts told The Olympian.
3. Trooper: Dump truck thought to have triggered serious injury crash on I-5 in Olympia: A 34-year-old Tumwater woman was injured but in fair condition at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia on Wednesday after a crash on Interstate 5 that blocked northbound traffic for nearly three hours, according to the Washington State Patrol.
4. Missing Grays Harbor County family found alive in Mason County: Four members of the McAlister family were picked up by a hunter on a logging road about 30 minutes north of the Matlock General Store early Thursday, according to Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate of the Grays Harbor County Sheriff’s Office.