SB I-5 reopens in Tacoma after car strikes suspect fleeing police

All lanes were blocked Thursday night for a crash on SB I-5 near 48th Street S. in Tacoma.

Washington State Patrol officials said the crash involved a car that struck a pedestrian.

Officials told KIRO 7 a suspect being pursued by police jumped over a fence and ran onto I-5 during the pursuit, where that person was struck by an oncoming car.

Traffic had partially reopened on SB I-5 by around 9 p.m. The backup was still building. By around 11 p.m., the roadway had reopened.

There is no information yet on the condition of the person struck.

This story is developing; check back for updates.

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