Responders block traffic at the site of a Wednesday morning crash on southbound I-5 near Arlington that left one person dead. (Washington State Patrol)

Responders block traffic at the site of a Wednesday morning crash on southbound I-5 near Arlington that left one person dead. (Washington State Patrol)

Burlington man killed in crash on I-5 near Arlington

Southbound lanes of the interstate were blocked for about four hours just north of the Stillaguamish River Bridge.

ARLINGTON — A Burlington man was killed Wednesday morning in a collision in the southbound lanes of I-5 north of Arlington, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident, just north of the Stillaguamish River bridge, involved a box truck and a parked attenuator truck, according to trooper Jacob Kennett.

“It appears as though the attenuator truck was setting up a lane closure for construction farther south of the incident,” Kennett said.

A 34-year-old Tacoma woman was working on the back of the attenuator truck just after 10 a.m. when the box truck struck it from the rear, according to a State Patrol report. The force of the collision threw the woman into the freeway median. She was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett for treatment.

The driver of the box truck, Nicholas Aceves, 22, of Burlington, was pronounced dead at the scene, the State Patrol said.

The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed for about four hours starting around 10:30 a.m., with a detour at the 236th Street NE exit. At one point Wednesday afternoon, the southbound I-5 backup was reported to be six miles.

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