Pedestrian hit, killed by semi-truck on I-5 in Vancouver

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) – The lanes of northbound Interstate 5 are open again in Vancouver after a pedestrian was hit and killed by a semi-truck Sunday evening.

The crash occurred just after 8 p.m. on northbound I-5 near 39th Street, according to Washington State Patrol. Traffic was detoured to State Route 500 while police closed all northbound lanes of I-5 in the area.

The female victim, whose identity has not been released, was walking on the interstate when she was struck by the semi. The truck was traveling northbound in the middle lane, according to WSP.

The victim died at the scene.

WSP said the driver remained at the crash site and cooperated with investigators.

Troopers said drugs or alcohol are not considered factors in the crash.

The impacted lanes of I-5 were reopened at 10:23 p.m. after the scene was cleared.

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(2) comments

DD877

Suicide by truck???

Merlin

When is I-5 going to get crosswalks?

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