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Weekend I-5 delays: Semitruck driver suffers serious injuries after crash

Jul 7, 2024, 10:48 AM | Updated: Jul 8, 2024, 8:01 pm

Photo: Washington State Patrol troopers responded to a semitruck crash on I-5 north just before Sou...

Washington State Patrol troopers responded to a semitruck crash on I-5 north just before Southcenter on Sunday. (Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol)

(Photo courtesy Washington State Patrol)

Washington State Patrol (WSP) troopers responded to a semitruck crash on Interstate 5 (I-5) north just before Southcenter Sunday.

WSP reported a semitruck filled with vegetables veered off the freeway. The driver was seriously injured.

A picture from troopers at the scene shows the truck wedged between an overpass beam and the brush along the highway. It also shows the guardrail completely torn off from its foundation.

The agency reported a tow truck was on the way but travelers at the time should plan for long delays.

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At 5 p.m. Sunday, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) reported that the two right lanes of I-5 north were closed. The lanes opened later Sunday.

The backup was over two miles.

“Please continue to consider other routes,” WSDOT said at that time.

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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