All lanes of I-5 were blocked over Skagit River late Tuesday morning after a semi-truck struck a car from behind.
According to Washington State Patrol Trooper Rocky Oliphant, the car was folded in half and the semi-truck came to rest on top of the car.
The accident was initially reported as a serious injury collision, but Oliphant later tweeted that the driver of the car sustained only minor injuries.
“There’s really not a word to describe this collision,” said Oliphant. “In my 14 year career, I have never seen anything like it.”
Oliphant said once the tow truck lifted the front end of the semi-truck off the car, the 46-year-old woman was able to get out of her car on her own.
Both northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 have since reopened.
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