SEATTLE (AP) — A pedestrian was hit and killed by a dump truck on southbound Interstate 5 in downtown Seattle.

KIRO-TV reports it happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday near Seneca Street.

It was not immediately known why a pedestrian was on the highway.

The incident was in the collector-distributor lanes and blocked the southbound I-5 exit to eastbound I-90. The crash caused a significant backup.

Because the crash was fatal, the closures were expected to last for some time while police and Washington State Department of Transportation crews investigate.


Information from: KIRO-TV, htt