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One killed, several hurt in I-5 crash in Tacoma

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TACOMA — Two separate crashes involving semi trucks snarled traffic Thursday on Interstate 5 in the south Sound. Authorities say one person was killed in the Tacoma crash.

Here’s what we know about each crash:


  • Around 11:30 a.m., Washington State Patrol trooper Brooke Bova said at least one person was killed and multiple others suffered minor injuries in a crash involving a rolled semi on southbound I-5 near 72nd Street in Tacoma.
  • Trooper Bova said four vehicles were involved in the crash.
  • Transportation officials said to expect “major delays” for both south and northbound traffic on I-5.
  • At 2:30 p.m., the Q13 News Live Traffic Map showed severe delays of 88 minutes on I-5 Northbound between Exit 120 41st Division Dr and Exit 129 74th St. Average speed five mph.


  • Just a few minutes later, WSDOT reported another crash involving a semi — this time on southbound I-5 near Olympia south city limits at milepost 105. a male driver suffered minor injuries.
  • As of noon, a traffic cam showed the semi blocking all southbound lanes.
  • At 12:10 p.m., a tow truck had arrived at the scene.
  • As of 1:40 p.m., troopers said the semi had been cleared and all southbound lanes had reopened. No significant delays were reported.


Check our live traffic map here or use the traffic section of the free Q13 News app.

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