After fatal collision on I-5 near Northgate, driver is in custody

Following a fatal collision on Tuesday morning in Northgate, a driver has been taken into custody.

After 4 a.m., a collision occurred on I-5’s southbound lanes at Northeast Northgate Way in Seattle.

According to Washington State Trooper Rick Johnson, the collision involved two semi trucks, two passenger cars, and a tractor-trailer.

According to Johnson, one of the car drivers was detained on suspicion of vehicular homicide. He added that one of the semi-truck drivers perished in the collision.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated at the scene.

The six-mile long back up on southbound I-5 was caused by the crash investigation, which shut down all lanes. By 9 am, three lanes had been reopened.

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