Child injured in Fourth of July collision dies at Harborview

The 8-year-old child who was injured in a July 4 collision on Interstate 5 near Tumwater died Sunday night at Harborview Medical Center.

Washington State Patrol trooper Guy Gill said the child died at 9:24 p.m. from the injuries sustained in the collision. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office hadn’t released the child’s identity.

The four-vehicle collision was reported at 8:38 a.m. as troopers were still investigating another fatal crash that happened about three hours earlier on northbound I-5 at 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.

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

Two other people were injured in the collision.

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

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