Trooper Karim Boukabou says five rollover crashes occurred in King County, and 42 speeding drivers were caught in less than three hours on Interstate 90 Sunday morning.
An 18-year-old driver was arrested after a rollover crash on Interstate 5 near the Mercer Street exit in Seattle. Troopers say there were five young men inside the SUV. It is unclear how many of them were hurt.
The crash happened around 5:30 a.m., blocking lanes on Northbound I-5. The driver was booked for investigation of vehicular assault, according to Trooper Webb.
Another crash on I-5 sent six people to Harborview just after 3 a.m. Sunday. Department of Transportation cameras showed a massive emergency response, with two northbound lanes closed at Lake City Way.
One person was trapped inside the car, and had to be cut out. All six victims are listed in stable condition and are expected to survive.
Troopers say the car was going speeds of up to 90 miles per hour before losing control and crashing into a guardrail.
Investigators are treating the case as a vehicular assault, and believe alcohol may have been involved.
The car was still running and in drive, troopers said, when they arrived at a third rollover crash scene in the eastbound lanes of SR-518 at 51st Avenue South.
The fourth rollover crash occurred at SR-167 and 180th, partially blocking lanes.
The fifth rollover crash happened just before 10 a.m. Sunday on Highway 18 near 304th. A 35 year-old male driver was arrested for DUI, Trooper Boukabou says.
Washington State Patrol also had eyes in the sky by launching their helicopter "Smokey" Sunday morning. The chopper helped troopers on the ground catch 42 drivers in three hours on I-90.
Trooper Boukabou says it was certainly not a normal morning for State Patrol in King County.