Crash involving motorcycle, cars hurts 3, blocks I-5 in Tacoma for hours

TACOMA, Wash. — An overnight crash involving four vehicles has blocked all lanes of southbound Interstate 5 in Tacoma for hours.

Crash on southbound I-5 in Tacoma Three people were hurt and taken to the hospital. (WSDOT)

The crash among three cars and a motorcycle happened near south 56th Street at around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

As of 7:10 a.m., the southbound lanes remained closed.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Robert Reyer said the three cars involved in the crash fit the description of cars seen racing before the crash.

The motorcyclist, who had a passenger on board, hit one of the three cars after the cars crashed. A 57-year-old man and his 32-year-old female passenger were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

A 19-year-old man who was driving one of the cars was also hurt and taken to the hospital.

The crash scene is a quarter-mile long.

Traffic is being detoured off I-5 at 56th. Drivers can rejoin I-5 at 74th.

Troopers are at the scene investigating.

Drivers should use alternate routes.

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