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Crash on I-5 blocks traffic near Iowa Street

Jul, 27, 2008


Crash on I-5 blocks traffic near Iowa Street



A jackknifed SUV and trailer blocked southbound traffic on Interstate 5 near the Iowa Street exit for an hour Saturday, July 26.

A 40-year-old Lynden woman was driving the SUV and towing a travel-trailer when she hit a bump in the road. The trailer began to wobble and she lost control of the car, which jackknifed and blocked all lanes of traffic at 12:10 p.m.

The four passengers in the SUV were not injured, said Trooper Keith Leary of the Washington State Patrol. Troopers are reviewing the incident to determine if the driver should be cited.

He did not release the woman’s name, and said her relatives own the car and trailer.

Traffic backed up for one mile, and it took an hour to clear the accident and reopen all lanes of traffic, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

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