4 p.m. Update: The names of the deceased from this morning’s accident have been released. The passenger was 23-year-old Jordan Swenson of Lynnwood. The driver was 23-year-old Matthew Diven of Brier (the State Patrol earlier reported he was from Tumwater.) Both were in the 2002 BMW 745 when it lost control on I-5 and crashed into an ambulance.
A 23-year-old man from Lynnwood and a 24-year-old man from Tumwater were killed this morning in a collision on I-5 near Mercer Street in Seattle.
Witnesses reported seeing their silver BMW speeding around 2:45 a.m., just before it clipped another vehicle and spun out of control. The BMW then slammed into the rear of a moving Seattle Fire Department medic unit.
The Lynnwood man was the passenger in the car. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. Their names have not been released.
“While the details are still under investigation, alcohol appears to be a factor in this tragic and preventable collision,” Trooper Christina Martin said.
The driver and passenger of the medic unit were taken to Harborview Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. The accident investigation shut down northbound I-5 for about four hours.