Semi crashes along I-5 express lanes in downtown Seattle; driver killed

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SEATTLE - A semi truck driver was killed when his big rig slammed into a pole along Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle, the Washington State Patrol reports.

State troopers and medics responded to the scene, the southbound express lanes of I-5 at Stewart Street, at about 11 a.m. after receiving reports of a serious accident.

The semi truck driver was found dead at the scene.

The I-5 express lanes were closed until the afternoon for the accident investigation.

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