No Fatalities In Washington Bridge Collapse

A section of an Interstate Highway bridge over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday evening, sending vehicles into the water from which three motorists were rescued, state officials said.

There were no fatalities reported at the scene, about 60 miles north of Seattle, said Marcus Deyerin, the public affairs officer for the five-county incident-management team that responded to the collapse.

Mr. Deyerin said there was “no indication” that anyone other than the three rescued went into the water or that anyone was unaccounted for.

Authorities at the location said the collapse on Interstate 5 occurred at about 7 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, and that the victims were evacuated from the scene by 9 p.m.

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