August 20, 2014
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed.
The Thursday evening bridge failure dumped vehicles and people into the water.
Marcus Deyerin, a spokesman for the Northwest Washington Incident Management team, said there were no fatalities or suspected fatalities. He said three people were rescued from the water and sent to area hospitals. He didn't know the extent of their injuries.
A search of the river continues and a dive team was on scene as well as several rescue boats still on the river.
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