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I-5 reopens near Mountlake Terrace following fatal crash

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on I-5 near 220th Street when a mattress fell off a truck, according to the Washington State Patrol.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — A portion of Interstate 5 near Mountlake Terrace was closed for multiple hours as the Washington State Patrol investigated a fatal crash Saturday morning.

The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on I-5 near 220th Street when a mattress fell off a truck, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The Washington State Patrol said a vehicle struck the mattress after it fell in the roadway, causing the vehicle to collide with a semi-truck, killing the driver.

The northbound lanes of I-5 were closed near 220th Street for nearly five hours while crews worked to clear the scene.

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The Washington State Patrol is seeking information in the crash and asks anyone with information to contact them at 360-654-1204.

The unknown truck is described as possibly a small, older dark-colored pickup with wood-sided bed racks and carrying miscellaneous household items.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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