One person is dead after a car crashed into a barrier on State Route 509 at Interstate 705 in Tacoma on Wednesday afternoon, Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer announced.
Reyer tweeted about the incident just before 2 p.m. The Washington State Department of Transportation and Tacoma Fire Department personnel responded to the scene.
The right two lanes of southbound SR 509 at I-705, the southbound SR 509 ramp to northbound I-705, and the southbound I-705 ramp to northbound SR 509 were closed for several hours while crews investigated, but have since reopened.
🚨 1Car/barrier fatality #collision on SR-509 at I-705 in @CityofTacoma— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) February 1, 2023
Troopers, @wsdot_tacoma, and @TacomaFire on scene. One occupant was pronounced deceased at the scene
- SB SR-509 at I-705 (right two lanes)
- SB SR-509 to NB I-705
- SB SR-509 to NB SR-509 pic.twitter.com/xlK7MJgxxi
Ramp and lane closures at the I-705/SR 509 interchange in @CityofTacoma are expected to be in place for some time yet. As a recap, the following have extended closures due to a collision:— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) February 1, 2023
- SB SR 509 to NB I-705 ramp
- SB I-705 to NB SR 509 ramp
- 2 right lanes of SB 509 at I-705 pic.twitter.com/hSD436MMLb
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