Semi crash closes lanes of NB I-5 in Tacoma

Semi crash closes lanes of NB I-5 in Tacoma

TACOMA, Wash. — A semi crash blocked all lanes of northbound I-5 in Tacoma near South 38th Street Friday morning.

All lanes reopened at 6 a.m.

The two left southbound lanes were also blocked.

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The Washington State Patrol said the semi driver admitted to being drowsy. He said he swerved to avoid hitting a car and then hit the Jersey barriers, causing the semi to overturn at about 1:15 a.m.

The driver has bumps and bruises. No one else was hurt.

Crews had replace Jersey barriers that were destroyed in the crash.

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