A multi-car collision on I-5 in Tacoma early on Tuesday morning resulted in three injuries, according to troopers.
Multi-car crash on I-5 in Tacoma
All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in Tacoma have been shut for hours due to a midnight collision involving four automobiles.
Around one in the morning on Tuesday, a collision involving three vehicles and a motorcycle took place near south 56th Street.
The southbound lanes were still closed as of 7:10 a.m.
The three vehicles involved in the collision matched the description of vehicles spotted racing prior to the collision, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer.
Before one in the morning, a collision occurred on I-5’s southbound lanes close to South 56th Street.
Trooper Robert Reyer of the Washington State Patrol told FOX 13 that three automobiles were racing before they collided. A motorcycle rider crashed after clipping collision debris.
The 57-year-old motorbike rider, the 32-year-old motorcycle passenger, and the 19-year-old driver were all rushed to the hospital with critical wounds.
🚨Investigation of 3Car/motorcycle #collision blocking all southbound lanes of Interstate 5, just south of S 56th St, in @CityofTacoma— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) August 16, 2022
Troopers and @wsdot_tacoma at the scene 🚧 Traffic is currently diverted to S 56th St.
Expect delays and, if possible, use alternate routes pic.twitter.com/RbqNte64Dj
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According to Reyer, the crash site spans nearly a quarter of a mile in the southbound lanes.
Tacoma, SB I-5 near 56th a collision has the roadway blocked, getting off at 38th, and getting over to S Tacoma way, Yakima, or Pacific, then getting back on to I-5 near 72nd is in the cards. #FOX13 pic.twitter.com/L3OShAPt70— Adam Gehrke (@AdamGehrke) August 16, 2022
Traffic was being detoured at S 56th Street in Tacoma as of 5:45 a.m.; the route is anticipated to reopen in one to two hours.
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The inquiry is still ongoing.
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