Most people have heard about the fatal I5 Tacoma Accident. This article includes the latest information and reports regarding this accident.
The Washington State Department of Transportation reported an accident that killed seven people on the Interstate-5 near Tacoma, Washington, United States.
Friday morning, around 7:47 am, civilians reported the accident. The traffic was cleared and the victims were helped by the teams and officials.
However, I-5 lanes were shut down for several hours because of the major car collision.
Please continue reading this article for the latest updates regarding the I5 Tacoma Incident.
I-5 Tacoma Accident Report:
On Friday morning, the Washingtwon State Department of Transportation reported a fatal vehicle collision. The collision involved 7 vehicles total, 5 cars and two semi-trucks.
The accident took place near South 38th Street at around 7:45 am.
Robert Reyer was the Washington State Patrol trooper assigned to this case. To notify the public, he has been tweeting updates about the accident.
I5 Tacoma Accident:
Unfortunately, one driver of one the vehicles was killed on the spot. Three more people were hospitalized immediately, with one in critical condition.
Two additional people were treated and discharged on the spot, while the other person involved was taken to hospital as a precaution.
According to reports, 7 deaths and 1 fatality were reported (a 54-yearold Lakewood resident).
The collision was very severe and the WSDOT reported that all northbound lanes would be closed for several hours.
Additional investigations, reports:
According to the Tacoma Incident, United States latest reports, the driver for one of these semi-trucks was stopped and questioned. He was found DUI (Driving While Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol).
All northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near S 38th Street were stopped.
Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer, WSDOT and other officers shared all updates via Twitter. They had also asked civilians for alternative routes, and rerouted several vehicles so they could exit at 132 at South 38th Street or state Route 16 South.
The latest updates:
All the lanes now open due to the I5 Tacoma Accident. Trooper Robert Reyer, an officer in the Army, tweeted to inform the citizens that the roads were closed for 8 hours.
Troopers and tow-truck operators worked hard for the clearing of northbound lanes. Reyer added that the team valued the patience of individuals in their investigation into the tragic accident, which brought closure to the family and friends.
You can now reroute if the northbound lanes are blocked.
Through this link, you can view the entire tweet thread of Robert Reyer
Tacoma Accident, a tragic accident, occurred on Friday morning 18 March 2022.
We are sorry for the loss of loved ones. We ask that you avoid engaging in other means of action that could lead to such accidents. Please keep your vehicle safe.