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UPDATED: Crash involving motorcycle closed both lanes of SB I-5 by Sunset Drive interchange

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Both lanes of southbound I-5 north of the Sunset Drive interchange were closed due to a car versus motorcycle crash about 3:35pm on Sunday, September 18th.

Initial reports were this was an injury crash.

As of 3:45pm, Washington State Patrol (WSP) and Bellingham Fire Department personnel were on scene.

According to the EMS dispatch log service, PulsePoint, at least 1 person was transported by ambulance from the scene to PeaceHealth St Joseph Medical Center.

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As of 4pm, both lanes were reopened while WSP continued their work at the scene on the right shoulder. Southbound traffic was backed up about 2 miles to the Northwest Avenue/Drive interchange.

WSP Trooper Anthony Reese told Whatcom News that a deer entered the southbound traffic lanes and was struck by vehicle. Vehicles behind that collision were braking and a motorcycle crashed into the rear of a slowing vehicle.

Reese said the motorcyclist was transported by ambulance from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries that included a broken ankle.

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