Several major accidents overnight on rain soaked roadways


This was the scene at the fatal motorcycle accident on Northbound I-5, just south of 320th St in Federal Way. (Courtesy: WSDOT)

KING COUNTY, Wash. - The first of three major accidents overnight in the King County area was in Burien. A car struck a pole knocking out power to nearly 3,000 customers in Burien as well as Highline.

It happed near the intersection of 17th Ave. S. and Des Moines Memorial Drive in Burien around 3:30 a.m. We are now being told that the driver of the vehicle was drunk at the time of the crash. Most of those who lost power have it back. However it could be 2:30 p.m. before power is completely restored.

Right around 5:00 a.m. there was a fatal motorcycle accident on Northbound I-5, just south of 320th St. The motorcycle was the only vehicle involved and it appears there was only one person on it at the time of the crash. No identifying information on the rider has been released.

Right before the fatal accident, there was another accident on I-5 in Seattle. A driver lost control at the top of the Spokane Street onramp to Southbound I-5. The ramp and one lane were blocked for about 40 minutes. The condition of that driver is not known.

The Seattle/Tacoma/Everett area could see 1-2 inches of rain this weekend with as much as 3 inches in isolated areas. Mountain area could see as much as 5-10 inches, which may cause flooding when it enters the rivers.