Crime

Driver gets on freeway with flat tire, crashes near Ferndale

The driver of a car that rolled over on Interstate 5 and hit a tree late Thursday night, May 21, was in satisfactory condition at the hospital.

Kaleb D. Mongan, 25, of Blaine entered I-5 at Main Street with a flat tire and sped north through a construction zone before drifting off the lanes a couple miles farther around 11:30 p.m. Thursday, according to the Washington State Patrol. His BMW X3 rolled multiple times and slammed into a tree, then came to rest upside down.

Paramedics transported Mongan to St. Joseph hospital. He was in critical condition Friday morning, but by the afternoon he had been upgraded to satisfactory condition. He was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the state patrol said.

His car was totaled. Troopers said Mongan was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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