Fatal crash closes southbound I-5 in Everett for hours

Fatal crash closes southbound I-5 in Everett for hours
(WSDOT)

EVERETT, Wash. — One person is dead after a two-car crash in north Everett Monday morning, according to Washington State Patrol.

It happened near Marine View Drive around 5:15 a.m.

Southbound I-5 was closed at the scene while the crash was investigated and a fuel spill was cleaned up. The freeway has since reopened.

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All southbound traffic was diverted onto SR 529 into Everett. Traffic was backed up 10 miles.

The southbound lanes were expected to reopen around 8:30 a.m. but the crash was not cleared until 9:30 a.m.