Wanted woman leads deputies on chase down I-5, crashes at SR-14 interchange

Crash blocks I-5 southbound in Vancouver - Photos from SW Emergency Service Alerts on Twitter and TripCheck

VANCOUVER, Wash. – A wanted woman who told authorities she'd had used meth led Cowlitz County deputies on a chase down Interstate 5 on Thursday evening that ended in a crash at the SR-14 interchange in Vancouver, officials said.

The woman and another passenger who also had open warrants for their arrest were both detained and later booked into jail. Two other passengers in her vehicle were released at the scene.

The crash happened about 8:45 p.m. and blocked I-5 south for roughly a half hour, according to Washington State Dept. of Transportation.

Initial information states that the chase started in Cowlitz County when sheriff's deputies tried to pull over a car. The driver fled south on I-5 into Clark County, where deputies used a PIT maneuver to stop the car. they say she was trying to drive the wrong way SR-14.

The woman told deputies she ingested meth, a Cowlitz County sheriff's office spokesperson said.

The woman was booked into the Cowlitz County Jail on a felony eluding charge and the unrelated felony warrant. No word on what her passenger was wanted for.

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