Fatal car-pedestrian crash in Arlington closes I-5 for hours

ARLINGTON, Wash. — All lanes of northbound I-5 were closed for hours in Arlington Friday after a crash that killed a pedestrian.

The Washington State Department of Transportation first reported a crash at 4:44 a.m. with one lane closed, then said all lanes were closed at 5:13 a.m.

All lanes reopened at around 7:45 a.m.

The pedestrian was hit and killed by one car, according to Washington State Patrol Trooper Kelsey Harding.

Traffic was diverted to SR 531.

It is not yet known if someone was trying to cross the freeway or if they were hit while they were on the shoulder after their car broke down.

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