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Four-car wreck on I-5 injures one, jams afternoon commute in Tacoma

Multi-vehicle collision blocks lanes on Northbound I5

Northbound traffic is slow near 48th Street South in Tacoma after a four-vehicle crash blocked several lanes.
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Northbound traffic is slow near 48th Street South in Tacoma after a four-vehicle crash blocked several lanes.

Four cars collided Thursday afternoon on northbound Interstate 5 near South 48th Street in Tacoma, snarling the afternoon commute.

One car caught fire, and a patient was transported with minor injuries, according to the Tacoma Fire Department. Trooper Johnna Batiste said the car fire was extinguished.

The accident occurred at 3:55 p.m., and all lanes were initially closed to traffic.

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