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Originally published June 7, 2013 at 5:35 AM | Page modified June 7, 2013 at 8:01 AM

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I-5 detours increase crashes in Mount Vernon

Detoured traffic from the collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge has led to an increase in crashes in Mount Vernon.

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. —

Detoured traffic from the collapsed I-5 Skagit River bridge has led to an increase in crashes in Mount Vernon.

KOMO reports (http://bit.ly/13pxoS8) there were 75 crashes in the first week after the May 23 bridge collapse and about a third of those involved detoured vehicles.

Residents are complaining about the number of semi-truck crawling through town in close proximity to passenger cars.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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