Fatal motorcycle crash snarls I-5 traffic in Downtown Seattle

Fatal motorcycle crash snarls I-5 traffic in Downtown Seattle

SEATTLE — One person has been killed in a crash on northbound I-5 in Downtown Seattle.

It happened about 5:45 a.m. Thursday at Mercer Street.  The three left lanes were blocked until 8:45 a.m., when the crash scene was cleared.  At one point, traffic was backed up for at least 7 miles.

A motorcylist was killed.  Troopers say no other vehicles were involved and it appeared that speed may have been a factor in the crash.

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