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I-5 closed after wreck ejects driver of SUV, State Patrol says

The driver of this SUV was ejected and seriously injured after hitting a guard rail and overturning on Interstate 5 near Nisqually on Friday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The driver of this SUV was ejected and seriously injured after hitting a guard rail and overturning on Interstate 5 near Nisqually on Friday evening, according to the Washington State Patrol. Courtesy

Northbound Interstate 5 was closed near Nisqually after an SUV struck a railroad bridge and its driver was ejected, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The crash happened about 5 p.m. in heavy fog, State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova said. The SUV hit the guard rail, flipped over and struck the bridge.

The 21-year-old man driving the SUV is alert and was speaking with troopers, she said. He was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries.

The northbound lanes of I-5 were closed to allow first responders easier access to the scene of the crash. They reopened about 5:50 p.m.

Kenny Ocker: 253-597-8627, @KennyOcker

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