Man hit, killed while putting gas in car in Tacoma I-5 construction zone

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TACOMA, Wash. -- A man putting some gas into a car along Interstate 5 was hit and killed by another car late Wednesday.

According to the Washington State Patrol, this happened around 9:35 p.m. in the I-5 construction zone near I-705.

A man was putting gas into a Toyota Camry along the southbound lanes of the freeway. Troopers say the car was partially blocking one lane and the tank was on the driver's side. A Ford pickup hit the Camry, and the pedestrian was killed.

There were four people inside the truck. None of them were injured.

Troopers told Q13 News that speed was not a factor in the crash and no drugs or alcohol were suspected. It appears to be a tragic accident.

Both cars were totalled in the crash.

One lane of southbound I-5 was blocked for 3.5 hours.