Bellingham man injured in rollover on Interstate 5

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 31, 2013 

FERNDALE — A Bellingham man was in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle Thurs-day morning, Oct. 31 after rolling his Jeep on Interstate 5, according to the Washington State Patrol and hospital officials.

Adam Beaty, 27, was headed north on I-5 near milepost 262 around 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30, when he lost control of his 2000 Jeep Wrangler after waving to a co-worker who was driving next to him in the other lane, said Trooper Mark Francis. The vehicles drifted together when the drivers waved, and when Beaty corrected his path, he went off the road to the right, and rolled his Jeep multiple times, Francis said. The Jeep came to rest in the right lane, facing west.

Beaty was wearing his seatbelt and no drugs or alcohol were believed to be involved, according to state patrol. No charges are pending.

The northbound right lane of I-5 was closed in that area for nearly three hours while troopers investigated the crash, Francis said.

Reach Samantha Wohlfeil at 360-756-2803 or samantha.wohlfeil@bellinghamherald.com.

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