I-5 Lacey Accident: On Friday, a semi-tractor trailer was carjacked, crashed, and a Washington State Patrol officer was shot as a result of the crime. After the tractor-trailer was carjacked nearby on Friday afternoon, the northbound and southbound lanes of I-5 close to Lacey were shut down for many hours, according to WSP. According to Trooper Robert Reyer on social media, someone carjacked the truck at around two in the afternoon, smashed it, and then refused to get out of the cab.
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He declared, “We are currently negotiating with the person. Traffic was diverted from the interstate as a result of the accident, which caused issues with North Thurston Public Schools and the school bus service. This afternoon, I-5 is experiencing police action that is negatively affecting all district routes as well as the surrounding neighborhood. According to a district communication to parents, transportation is running at least 15 minutes behind schedule, if not more.
However, WSP released a statement at 5:25 p.m. claiming that the organization had been involved in an officer-involved shooting at the scene. According to the WSP statement, the investigation is currently being conducted by the Region 3 Critical Investigation Team, which is being led by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.