Update: The 25-year-old man who crashed his Mercedes-Benz into the back of a truck on Sunday was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital and then flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Trooper Guy Gill said Monday.
The man is from Hillsboro, Ore. He has significant burns, but no broken bones, Gill said.
Gill said the man faces a possible reckless driving charge.
Earlier: A man was taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital on Sunday afternoon with burns to his arms after he crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer at a rest stop. The man was expected to survive.
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According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill:
About 4 p.m. Sunday — following several reports that a vehicle was southbound on Interstate 5 at speeds close to 100 mph — a driver lost control of his vehicle and drove through a median and fence before crashing into the back of a parked tractor-trailer at the Maytown rest stop.
The vehicle, a 2003 Mercedes-Benz, burst into flames.
Gill said southbound I-5 traffic was not affected by the accident.