UPDATED at 11:42 a.m.
The westbound lanes of state Route 16 near Burnham Drive have reopened after slick roads this morning caused several crashes - including one that killed a woman, the state DOT and State Patrol report.
A 44-year-old woman was out of her vehicle, trying to help with another crash when she was struck and killed, State Patrol spokesman Guy Gill reported.
A State Patrol trooper was also hit and suffered knee and shoulder injuries. He was treated and released from the hospital.
According to Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One, two vehicles crashed about 5:20 a.m. …