I-5 Bridge in Washington sends people and cars into the water

A portion of an interstate highway bridge in Washington state collapsed Thursday night, sending cars and people into the water, authorities said.

The collapse occurred on the Interstate 5 freeway over the Skagit River in Mount Vernon, Wash., about two hours north of Seattle.

It was unclear whether or not there were any injuries.

“N/B and S/B lanes of I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapsed,” Washington State Trooper Mark Francis posted on Twitter. “People and cars in water.

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