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Collision blocking I-5 southbound express lanes south of Mercer

The container of a semi-truck went off I-5 express lanes. (Chris Sullivan/KIRO Radio)

A collision involving a semi-truck had the I-5 express lanes near Mercer completely blocked Thursday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation reported Thursday morning that a semi-truck hit a pillar and lost its container over the embankment. The semi truck was towed and the express lanes reopened just before 3:30 p.m.


KIRO Radio’s Chris Sullivan was at the scene.

WSDOT previously said aid is nearby on city streets to help with the collision. The driver of the truck was transported to Harborview, according to Trooper Rick Johnson. The extent of injuries are unknown.


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