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One dead after multiple cars, semis crash on I-5 near Kelso

One dead after multiple cars, semis crash on I-5 near Kelso.
One dead after multiple cars, semis crash on I-5 near Kelso.(KPTV)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 3:58 PM PDT
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KELSO, Wash. (KPTV) – One person is confirmed dead after multiple crashes with cars and semi-trucks closed I-5 northbound Thursday afternoon near Kelso.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the accidents happened during a weather event shortly after 2:10 p.m. near mile post 42. Troopers are currently investigating.

Washington State Department of Transportation warned travelers all lanes in both directions would be temporarily blocked, however, by 8 p.m. all lanes had reopened.

The Washington State Troopers confirmed the person who died was a motorcyclist involved in one of the crashes. The motorcyclist has been identified as 75-year-old Charlene Flannigan of Reno, Nevada.