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Witnesses sought in 4-car collision on I-5 that injured child

The Washington State Patrol is seeking witnesses to a four-vehicle collision that took place July 4 on Interstate 5 in Tumwater.

The collision occurred at 8:38 a.m. Saturday while troopers were still investigating a fatal crash that had happened about three hours earlier in the northbound lanes near milepost 100.

Troopers had stopped traffic to take roadway measurements when the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe crashed into the back of a Toyota Sienna van. The impact pushed the Toyota into a Buick Century, which struck another Chevrolet vehicle ahead of it, according to the State Patrol.

Trooper Guy Gill told The Olympian that no arrests were made and there were no signs of impairment. However, the investigation is ongoing.

Three people were injured in the collision, including an 8-year-old who was riding in the Toyota van. The child was transported to Harborview Medical Center with life-threatening injuries, Gill said. The child’s condition was not available Monday afternoon.

Any witnesses are asked to call Det. Ed Collins or Det. Ben McBride at 360-805-1153.

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