SKAGIT COUNTY, Wash. — Commuters were advised to use alternate routes after all lanes of southbound I-5 at Anderson Road in Mount Vernon were closed following a fatal collision involving a pedestrian about 5am on Wednesday, July 27th.
As of 6:30am, officials with Washington Department of Transportation reported there was no estimate for when the lanes may be reopened. A 2-mile traffic backup extended to the College Way interchange.
Traffic was being diverted off and then immediately back on to the I-5 southbound lanes via the off- and on-ramps at the Anderson Road interchange.
Washington State Patrol (WSP) Trooper Jacob Kennett said all lanes were reopened by 7:45am. They had been closed while WSP investigated the incident.
According to a press memo from WSP, a 62-year-old Sedro Woolley man walked into the southbound lanes and was struck by a semi-truck that was unable to stop in time. The man was declared deceased at the scene.