Semi driver killed by own truck while making repairs along I-5

TACOMA, Wash. — The driver of a semi-truck was killed Wednesday morning when he was hit by his own truck.

Witnesses told troopers the man appeared to be making repairs to the truck on the shoulder of northbound I-5 near Pacific Avenue in Tacoma when the rig started moving and struck him.

Troopers said the man’s injuries were fatal.

As of 9 a.m., the right lane was blocked at the scene while troopers investigate.  Drivers are asked to slow down while driving past the accident scene.

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