Two men in their 20s were killed in a drive-by shooting early Saturday on I-5 in Mount Vernon, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Two men in their 20s were killed in a drive-by shooting early Saturday on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Troopers were called to the area near the College Way, Exit 227, where they found the driver and front-seat passenger dead inside a black Mercedes just after 3 a.m.
The victims were identified as 21-year-old Miguel A. Lopez and 20-year-old Leonardo Salinas-Lopez. Lopez was driving and Salinas-Lopez was in the front passenger seat, said Trooper Mark Francis.
Another passenger went to a nearby Denny’s for help. The State Patrol said the 19-year-old man told them a dark four-door truck pulled up next to the car and opened fire. He told officials he was able to grab the steering wheel and pull the car over.
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The truck has not been found.
Northbound I-5 was shut during the investigation, with traffic diverted to Anderson Road at exit 225.
Hours later, at about 8:30 a.m. near milepost 224, a dump-truck driver heading south from Bellingham, crashed through the cable barrier along southbound I-5, across the grass median, through the cable barrier along northbound I-5, and into the nearly stalled traffic waiting to exit at Anderson Road, Francis said.