SHORELINE, Wash. - Troopers are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Shoreline early Tuesday that caused the closure of northbound I-5. All lanes have since reopened.
Trooper Rick Johnson said the first call about the crash was received at 2:36 a.m. on northbound I-5 just north of NE 145th Street. As of 7 a.m., the HOV lane was open. All lanes reopened shortly after.
Johnson said the hit-and-run driver rear-ended a Camaro and continued heading north where he collided with a semi truck. At that point, the driver got out and ran away but was taken into custody shortly after. Troopers say he was impaired.
Meanwhile, another car, a Scion, also struck the Camaro. When the driver of the Camaro got out of the car to check the damage, they were struck at a low speed by the Scion. That person is expected to be OK.
Traffic was being directed off I-5 at the Metro bus base. Traffic was backed up 10 miles.
KIRO 7 Reporter Rob Munoz saw people turning around and going the wrong direction on the shoulder to get off the freeway.
Hear a statement from Trooper Johnson below.
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