LAKEWOOD, WA – The Washington State Patrol responded to an overturned semi-truck blocking several lanes on I-5 early Wednesday morning.
The accident took place shortly after 1 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the interstate near the exit to Berkeley Street Southwest.
🚨Rolled semi, fully blocking North I-5 at Berkeley St SW in @CityofLakewood. Driver fell asleep, struck concrete barrier & impact attenuator prior to rolling. Luckily, he remained uninjured 👍 All lanes blocked 🚧 Traffic is diverted. Expect delays @wsdot_tacoma #TrafficAlert pic.twitter.com/kxgxk6ZaoF
— Trooper Robert Reyer (@wspd1pio) April 28, 2021
Troopers say the unidentified driver fell asleep behind the wheel and struck a concrete barrier, causing the rig to overturn in the lanes of travel.
Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the crash. However, the freeway was shut down for about 4 hours, reopening shortly after 5 a.m.
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