A 20-year-old Blaine man was arrested for vehicular assault after a Ferndale passenger was transported to the hospital following an Interstate 5 car crash on August 7.
A 2010 white Toyota Corolla drove into a disabled car and flipped into the median south of Peace Portal Drive on I-5 August 7. The Corolla passenger, 19-year-old Isabella N. Martinez of Ferndale, sustained injuries and was taken to the hospital, while the driver was arrested. A Washington State Patrol (WSP) report shows drugs or alcohol were believed to be involved, which remains under
Dylan Matthew Ferry, 20, of Blaine, was booked into Whatcom County Jail at 2:48 a.m. August 8 for vehicular assault and driving with a suspended license, according to jail records.
Around 10:17 p.m. August 7, a 2017 white Volkswagen Jetta was disabled from an earlier crash in the right lane of southbound I-5 near milepost 273, south of Peace Portal Drive, according to WSP. All occupants had exited the vehicle. The Corolla, driven by Ferry, was headed southbound on I-5 and collided with the disabled Jetta. The Corolla came to rest on its top in the median, while the Jetta was pushed to the shoulder, according to the report.
Martinez was taken to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center, treated for her injuries and released the day of the accident, PeaceHealth spokesperson Beverly Mayhew said in an email to The Northern Light. Both Ferry and Martinez were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, according to the report.
The car crash closed both lanes of southbound I-5 while first responders were on scene, according to a Washington State Department of Transportation tweet.
Whatcom County District Court records show Ferry had a preliminary appearance August 8.
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