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Lakewood crash ends with motorcyclist dead, car carrying 3 kids totaled

Jun 30, 2024, 2:46 PM | Updated: 6:55 pm

Photo: A bad accident on I-5 north killed a motorcyclist Saturday night near South 84th Street in L...

A bad accident on I-5 north killed a motorcyclist Saturday night near South 84th Street in Lakewood. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)

(Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Interstate 5 (I-5) north Saturday night near South 84th Street in Lakewood.

According to the Washington State Patrol (WSP), around 7:30 p.m. a 25-year-old man from Auburn was riding a motorcycle too fast for the conditions.

Troopers said the motorcyclist tried to change lanes from lane three to lane four and clipped a Jeep in the same lane in front of him. He then hit a Mercedes SUV in the far left lane.

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The Mercedes was totaled, according to WSP, and was carrying three children ages five, seven and four. Fortunately, none of them were injured. However, the 34-year-old woman driving, from Edmonds, was injured and was treated at the scene. Her 43-year-old woman passenger, from Sagle, was also injured and treated at the scene.

The driver of the Jeep, a 37-year-old woman from Vancouver was not injured. Her passenger, a 35-year-old woman from Vancouver was also not injured. WSP said the damage to the Jeep was non-reportable.

The crash blocked the two left lanes of the freeway in Lakewood for several hours.

WSP said it is currently unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

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

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