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WSP reports deadly rollover crash after I-5 north closed for hours

Apr 1, 2024, 1:42 PM | Updated: 5:21 pm

Image: An accident on Interstate 5 North in Arlington involving multiple vehicles blocked all lanes...

An accident on Interstate 5 North in Arlington involving multiple vehicles blocked all lanes on Monday, April 1, 2024. (Image courtesy of Washington Department of Transportation)

(Image courtesy of Washington Department of Transportation)

All lanes on Interstate 5 (I-5) north near Arlington are now open after a deadly rollover crash closed the freeway, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper Kelsey Harding first reported the crash around 1:30 p.m. on Monday via X, formerly known as Twitter. She then reported a person had died in the crash around 4 p.m.

I-5 north was closed for over two hours, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) X account.

The road is now back open, however, the backup is around 10 miles, the agency stated.

According to a video WSDOT posted on X, it appeared at least four cars were involved in the crash.

All traffic was being diverted off I-5 north to State Route 530 through Arlington, WSDOT stated in a separate post on X.

Image: All traffic was being diverted off Interstate 5 North to State Route 530 through Arlington on Monday, April 1, 2024. All lanes were blocked on NB I-5 south of 236th St NE.

All traffic was being diverted off Interstate 5 North to State Route 530 through Arlington on Monday, April 1, 2024. (Image courtesy of Washington Department of Transportation)

WSDOT is warning drivers to prepare for delays in the area.

Julia Dallas is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read her stories here. Follow Julia on X, formerly known as Twitter, here and email her here.

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