Southbound I-5 re-opened after fatal crash in Arlington

Jan 30, 2024, 5:31 AM | Updated: 1:14 pm

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Traffic begins to move on I-5 again after a deadly accident early Tuesday morning. (Photo: Kate Stone)

(Photo: Kate Stone)

Southbound I-5 reopened just south of SR 531 in Arlington by the Costco near the Smokey Point interchange.

The State Patrol is reporting a semi, an SUV, and a motorcycle were involved in a crash.   The driver of the motorcycle has died at the scene.

All southbound traffic is being diverted off the freeway at SR 531/Smokey Point.

The crash was reported at around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The lanes are closed just south of State Route 531/172nd Street Northeast. The closure has caused a five-mile backup from Arlington to the Tulalip Casino and Outlet Mall.

KIRO Newsradio reporter Sam Campbell reports the Washington State Patrol is already investigating the accident.

Contributing: Sam Campbell and Kate Stone, KIRO Newsradio

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