Pedestrian killed by dump truck on Interstate 5 in Seattle

A pedestrian was hit and killed by a dump truck on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle.

  

KIRO-TV reports it happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday near Seneca Street.

  

It was not immediately known why a pedestrian was on the highway.

  

The incident was in the collector-distributor lanes and blocked the southbound I-5 exit to eastbound I-90. The crash caused a significant backup.

  

Because the crash was fatal, the closures were expected to last for some time while police and Washington State Department of Transportation crews investigate.

  

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html

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