Five were injured following a car chase that began in North Bend and ended in a collision on Interstate 90 at milepost 25.
Snoqualmie Police were alerted to an assault in progress and potential attempted kidnapping of a female at the North Bend outlet mall on the evening of Monday, May 27.
The white van involved in the incident was driving erratically, said Washington State Patrol’s Rick Johnson.
A forest service officer, who has police powers but was not aware of the assault report, saw this erratic driving and attempted to pull the van over. Snoqualmie police were able to catch up to the van and a chase ensued.
During two points of time, the van traveled in the wrong direction on the freeway and on Snoqualmie Parkway, Johnson said. Ultimately the vehicle traveling west on eastbound lanes of I-90 collided with a blue Subaru.
Three people in the Subaru and two others (including the suspect) in the van were transported to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
It was determined that the van was stolen and the driver of the vehicle had warrants for his arrest. Johnson said detectives handling the investigation anticipate a number of charges to be submitted to King County prosecutors.