Driver dies after wrong-way crash on SR 599 in Tukwila

The northbound lanes of SR-599 in Tukwila closed Monday morning after a deadly wrong-way crash

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), both drivers involved in the crash were sent to the hospital. One driver was transported in critical condition and eventually died.

Washington State Patrol troopers investigate wrong-way crash on State Route 599 in Tukwila.

The WSP says at around 3 a.m., the driver who later died in the hospital crossed into the northbound lanes and crashed into another vehicle head-on.

The only people involved in the crash were the two drivers.

Investigators believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in this deadly crash. 

After being closed for several hours, the northbound lanes of SR-599 reopened at around 7 a.m.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) said the northbound lanes of SR-599 just north of Interurban Ave. were fully blocked. The Interurban Ave. on-ramp was also blocked due to the crash.

Drivers were asked to prepare for delays and seek alternate routes if possible.