A 27-year-old North Bend man involved in the three-car collision that closed most of eastbound Interstate 90 Monday afternoon was arrested on a charge of vehicular assault.
According to the Washington State Patrol report, Tyson Riley of North Bend was driving erratically eastbound in a 2015 Ford van at 3:42 p.m., when he reached the afternoon slowdown of traffic at the intersection with S.R. 18. He reportedly attempted to make a last-second lane change into the third lane of four, and hit a 2013 Mini Cooper and then a 2015 Dodge Ram pickup truck in the process.
His van ended up in the third lane, facing westbound. The Mini Cooper ended up on the right shoulder and the Ram ended up in the first lane, facing eastbound.
State Patrol, fire and emergency medical services all responded to the accident, which blocked the road for nearly two hours.
Both the other drivers, a 56-year-old man from Auburn and a 28-year-old-man from Kent were injured. Riley was uninjured but was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and a charge of vehicular assault.