Teen critically injured in I-5 wrong-way crash released from ICU

Chloe Yates and her car after the crash (Photos courtesy Yates family)

The Vancouver teen who was critically injured when a wrong-way driver crashed into her on Interstate 5 earlier this month has been released from the ICU.

Chloe Yates, 17, was driving home from a community college class on Oct. 9 when a wrong-way driver crashed into her near Vancouver.

She has multiple fractures and extensive leg injuries, but her family is just happy she's alive.

It is easy for me to draw strength from the fact that we still have her, she's still here and I get to kiss her on the head every day, multiple times," her dad, Andrew Yates said in a news conference Friday. "So I focus myself on that to get us as a family through this."

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help pay for her medical care.

The wrong-way driver, Seth Cusick, was pronounced dead at the scene. It'll still be a few weeks before we find out whether he was impaired.

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