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One person killed in fiery crash that shut down part of northbound I-5 near Burlington

A deadly crash has shut part of northbound Interstate 5, north of Burlington Friday evening. (Photo courtesy: Andrea Vance)

NEAR BURLINGTON, Wash. - A deadly crash shut down part of northbound Interstate 5, north of Burlington Friday evening.

The State Patrol said the crash happened around 5:20 p.m. near the Bow Hill Road exit.

Witnesses told them a car headed southbound crossed over the median and slammed head on into a box truck that was headed northbound.

The car and truck were also on fire, but it's unclear when the fire started and what caused the driver to cross the median. The driver of the car, an 86-year-old man, died at the scene.

The crash blocked all lanes of northbound I-5 for more than an hour. Troopers eventually opened the right, northbound lane to traffic around 6:30 p.m. Both lanes were back open around 8:00 p.m.

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