• Hit-and-run crash shuts down northbound I-5 in Shoreline

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:

    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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