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Speed a factor in semi crash that blocked all lanes of I-5 South on the bridge

By Amy Libby, Columbian Web Editor
Published: February 1, 2024, 7:18am

A flipped semi blocked all southbound lanes of traffic on the Interstate 5 Bridge on Wednesday night causing long backups and delays for travelers.

According to the Washington State Patrol, a Freightliner tractor hauling a trailer was heading south over the bridge when it struck the bridge barrier and flipped, coming to rest on its side, blocking all lanes of travel. Traffic was diverted onto state Highway 14 for hours.

The truck driver, Dalwinder Singh, 36, of Surrey, B.C., Canada, who was wearing a seatbelt, was injured and transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

WSP said speed was a factor in the crash.

The freeway was blocked for about three hours, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

No other injuries were reported.

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