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(WA)(04-24-2021) Longview tow operator struck and killed in wreck on I-5 near Castle Rock

(WA)(04-24-2021) Longview tow operator struck and killed in wreck on I-5 near Castle Rock
A car crash on I-5 near Castle Rock killed three people and injured two others Saturday morning, April 24th, according to the Washington State Patrol.

At about 8 a.m., a car veered into another car parked on the shoulder of the freeway, shoving it into a tow truck that was providing assistance. The driver faces three counts of vehicular homicide, according to the state patrol. She was taken to a hospital for her injuries.

Two other motorists from the disabled vehicle, both of Battle Ground, died at the scene. Another passenger from the disabled vehicle was injured and taken to a local hospital.

The disabled vehicle was parked on the shoulder of the freeway near milepost 45, behind a tow truck with its lights flashing driven by Arthur E. Anderson, a 63-year-old Longview resident. Anderson was also killed at the scene.

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