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November 7, 2014 at 6:44 AM

Semi rear ends car on shoulder of I-5; driver killed

The car that was hit by a semi truck on northbound Interstate 5. (Washington State Patrol)

The car that was hit by a semi truck on northbound Interstate 5. (Washington State Patrol)

A woman was killed in Tumwater, Thurston County, on Thursday morning when a semi truck hit her car that was stopped on the right shoulder of northbound Interstate 5.

The semi truck was traveling about 58 mph when it hit the car near milepost 102, according to a tweet from Trooper Guy Gill of the Washington State Patrol.

Troopers do not know why the car was on the side of the road, according to a tweet by Gill.

The accident has been cleared and all lanes of I-5 in that area are open, according to the WSP.

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