All lanes of southbound Interstate 5 were closed in Lakewood for half an hour Sunday after a pedestrian was struck and killed, according to the Washington state Department of Transportation.
The pedestrian, who ran across the northbound lanes into the southbound lanes, later died at Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, per a Washington State Patrol news release.
First responders from West Pierce Fire & Rescue were dispatched a 2:25 p.m. to southbound I-5, south of Gravelly Lake Drive SW in Lakewood — near the Thorne Lane exit — spokesman Jenny Weekes said in an email.
The pedestrian was taken to Madigan while CPR was being performed, according to West Pierce Fire & Rescue.
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The driver, a 25-year-old man from Fort Lewis, was in a 2010 Jeep Liberty. He faces no charges.
The left lane opened about 2:45 p.m., according to West Pierce Fire. WSDOT tweeted all lanes were open and traffic congestion was easing around 3:45.