Vehicle strikes multiple protesters in Washington, 2 people sent to hospital

MattGush/iStockBy WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS

(SEATTLE) — One person has life-threatening injuries and another is in serious condition after a vehicle drove through protesters walking on a closed interstate in Washington state overnight, according to Washington State Patrol.

The vehicle, according to Washington Patrol PIO Rick Johnson, drove through a closure along I-5 and struck multiple people on the freeway.

Authorities stopped the vehicle and the suspect is in custody.

Interstate 5 between SR 520 and I-90 was closed multiple times in the last 24 hours due to protests.

Authorities are holding a press conference at 4 a.m. local time to provide updates.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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