The accident occurred on the northbound lanes approaching Exit 142A to State Route 18. It was first reported by the Washington State Department of Transportation at 5:20 p.m.
Details remain limited, but Trooper Rick Johnson said a driver in a dump truck struck a semi-truck, resulting in serious injuries.
Two right lanes were shut down during the emergency response and investigation.
Commuters were told to expect delays traveling through the area.
#TrafficAlert NB 5 near SR 18. A dump truck hit a semi. This is a serious injury collision. Right couple lanes blocked. Expect delays through the area.
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 2, 2022
At this time, authorities have not said what caused the crash or confirmed the exact number of people injured.
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