Southbound Interstate 5 Closed at Maytown After Fatal Semi-Truck Crash


One lane of southbound Interstate 5 has reopened after emergency crews shut down all southbound lanes of the interstate at milepost 97 near Maytown earlier this morning when the driver of a semi-truck died in a collision with the 113th Street overpass. 

Drivers should expect the remaining lanes to stay closed until crews can finish cleaning up the scene, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). 

Travelers are asked to delay their travels on both northbound and southbound I-5 if possible or to use alternate routes. 

Emergency crews responded to the crash at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, according to the West Thurston Regional Fire Authority. The driver, who has not yet been identified by emergency crews, was dead upon arrival. No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported. 

Troopers with Washington State Patrol are on the scene investigating the cause of the crash. 

“We expect I-5 (Southbound) to (be) closed for hours, and we may see the 113th (Street) bridge closed as well while engineers examine the bridge,” West Thurston posted to its Facebook page earlier this morning. 

There is no estimate for reopening all lanes of I-5, according to WSDOT.

Realtime information on traffic conditions and road closures is available via the WSDOT Travel Center Map,