Multi-car crash snarls southbound I-5 in Mountlake Terrace

Two lanes of the freeway were blocked until the vehicles could be towed away, clogging traffic.

Traffic on southbound I-5 was backed up about four miles Monday morning after multiple vehicles collided near 212th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace. (Washington State Patrol)

Traffic on southbound I-5 was backed up about four miles Monday morning after multiple vehicles collided near 212th Street SW in Mountlake Terrace. (Washington State Patrol)

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Five vehicles collided Monday morning on southbound I-5 near 212th Street SW, which backed up traffic about four miles.

The crash, which included a SUV on top of another car, prompted two lanes to be closed until some of the wrecked vehicles could be towed away, according to the Washington State Patrol. Four drivers were cited for following too close.

At least one person was hospitalized for minor injuries, a State Patrol spokesman said.

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