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Speeds reached nearly 100 mph in deadly I-5 crash in Tukwila

Interstate 5 in Tukwila was blocked for hours Sunday morning after a fatal crash.

TUKWILA, Wash. — Multiple lanes of Interstate 5 were closed Sunday morning after a deadly crash near Interstate 405 in Tukwila.

Washington state Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted just before 8:30 a.m. that a serious crash occurred, blocking multiple northbound lanes of I-5 near I-405. 

The driver of a vehicle was traveling close to 100 mph when they crashed into barriers, according to Johnson. The driver died, according to Johnson.

A box truck was also hit. The driver of the truck was not injured, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The freeway fully reopened around 12:30 p.m.

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The Washington State Department of Transportation said the Washington State Patrol, fire and medical aid were at the scene near Westfield Southcenter Mall.

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