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October 9, 2014 at 10:15 AM

VP Biden’s visit bringing Seattle-area traffic to a standstill

Taking a late commute this morning? Expect to be completely stuck on Interstate 5 through Seattle because of Vice President Joe Biden’s visit. All freeway on- and off-ramps through downtown were closed around 9:45 a.m. and aren’t expected to reopen for another 15 to 25 minutes, a police source said. The source asked not to be named because police…

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October 1, 2014 at 5:53 PM

I-5 motorcycle-accident victim ID’d as Tukwila firefighter

A Tukwila firefighter died after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 5 near Fife on Saturday. Jason William Karwhite, of Auburn, was riding his Harley-Davidson when the accident occurred, according to the Tukwila Fire Department. He was 42. Karwhite had been a firefighter since 1996. He started as a volunteer firefighter with King County Fire District 44…

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September 23, 2014 at 10:48 AM

High-speed chase on I-5 ends near Lynnwood with 1 arrest

Update at 11:01 a.m.: Washington State Patrol confirmed the chase started on I-5 near the Snohomish-Skagit county line. The driver, a woman from Olympia, was pulled over for speeding and then took off. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 110 mph, the State Patrol says. Troopers used three sets of spike strips before successfully disabling the…

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September 16, 2014 at 9:54 PM

Multiple-vehicle accident blocks traffic on SB I-5 near Shoreline

Update at 10:14 p.m.: The occupants of the vehicles involved in the accident have minor injuries, the state patrol said. A tow truck is en route to the scene. Original post: A multiple-vehicle accident is blocking southbound traffic on Interstate 5 near Shoreline, according to the Washington State Patrol. Five cars and a semi-truck collided on I-5…

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August 31, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Police prevent man from jumping onto ramp at I-5 and SR 520

Fire and police crews spent several hours this morning just east of Interstate-5 north of downtown Seattle, where they successfully prevented a man from jumping onto the freeway ramp from I-5 to State Route 520,  according to the Seattle Fire Department. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center about 11 a.m., said Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore Fire,…

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August 27, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Traffic snarled after semi rolls over on I-5 in South Seattle

Update at 2:48 p.m.: All southbound lanes of Interstate 5 have been reopened, according to state Department of Transportation. All but the HOV lane is open on northbound I-5. Update at 2:03 p.m.: Two southbound lanes are now open. Update at 1:13 p.m.: Heavy-duty wreckers were used to lower the semi into a ditch along the southbound lanes in…

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August 25, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Motorcyclist survives 30-foot fall from I-5 in Seattle

A motorcyclist who fell about 30 feet from Interstate 5 and into a patch of bushes has been taken to Harborview Medical Center. The motorcyclist suffered a dislocated left shoulder and a knee injury, according to the Seattle Fire Department. The accident occurred at 11:08 a.m. at the Swift Avenue South/South Albro Place exit off I-5 north in Seattle. Seattle…

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August 3, 2014 at 11:51 AM

At least 11 injured in 5 rollover crashes

Six people were injured on northbound Interstate 5 near Lake City Way in the first of five separate rollover crashes reported in King County this morning, according to the Washington State Patrol. Witnesses told troopers they saw a vehicle speeding at 80 or 90 mph on I-5 around 3:30 a.m., then swerve and lose control near…

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July 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Naked driver, possible burglar, injured in auto rollover on I-5

A burglary suspect driving naked crashed and rolled a stolen car on Interstate 5 south in Seattle’s Northgate neighborhood Saturday morning. State Patrol troopers responded to the crash scene just after 5 a.m. and found the driver naked and unconscious outside the vehicle. He was taken to Harborview Medical Center. Neither his condition nor his…

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July 15, 2014 at 9:07 AM

NTSB says several errors led to Skagit River bridge collapse

The Associated Press OLYMPIA —Insufficient route planning, a distracted pilot driver and an inadequate permitting process by the state of Washington all played a part in last year’s Interstate 5 bridge collapse north of Seattle, which sent two cars into a river below, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday. The board voted unanimously after a…

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