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March 2, 2012 at 9:20 PM

1 killed in afternoon accident on I-5 near Tukwila

An accident that backed up Interstate 5 for seven miles today resulted in the death of one of the drivers involved, the Washington State Patrol reports.

A 71-year-old Seattle man died after being rear-ended by another driver at about 2:30 Friday afternoon. The man had slowed while switching lanes before being struck, according to a WSP report.

His car was pushed into a barrier on the right side of the highway and struck by a third car. The man’s passenger was also injured in the crash,  which occurred just north of Interurban Avenue  South on southbound I-5.

The crash is still under investigation.

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