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Tag: Highway 16


UPDATED: Rolled over semi blocks lane of Highway 16 at 1-5

A rolled over semi-truck is blocking the right lane of eastbound Highway 16 to northbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma, the state DOT reports.

The incident began just after 2 p.m.

Troopers and paramedics responded to the scene. Drivers should expect delays.

UPDATE: The State Patrol reports the 40-year-old driver failed to negotiate a curve. The truck hit a light pole and guardrail and landed on its side.

The driver was transported to the hospital for treatment of his injuries.


Man jumps out of his car, killed by traffic on State Route 16 in Gig Harbor

A man in his 20s was killed after jumping out of his moving car on State Route 16 in Gig Harbor, and being hit by a car that was traveling behind him.

The man was driving on the eastbound side of the highway near Wallochet Drive when he jumped out of his car at an unknown speed, Washington State

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ALL CLEAR: I-5 ramp in Tacoma closed for overturned car

Washington State Patrol troopers and Tacoma firefighters are responding to a one-car rollover crash on a ramp from northbound Interstate 5 to westbound Highway 16 in Tacoma. Traffic has already started to back up, according to police scanner chatter. State DOT traffic cameras show a car on its top. UPDATE: The DOT web site reports the serious-injury accident is located on northbound I-5 at the exit to westbound State Route 16.

UPDATE 2: The northbound I-5 ramp is blocked by the rollover crash. Troopers, transportation crews, firefighters and paramedics are on the scene.

Crews have closed the ramp. Drivers are

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