- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LACEY, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say two people were killed in a crash involving 10 vehicles on Interstate 5 near Lacey, closing all northbound lanes for hours.

The Washington State Patrol said on Twitter the crash happened Tuesday evening just south of Marvin Road, leaving a semi-truck overturned and blocking all lanes.

Trooper Todd Bartolac said on Twitter that two semis and eight other vehicles were involved in the collision. He said three people were taken to a hospital with injuries.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/A6pVYW ) the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer full of produce jack-knifed onto a car, killing two people inside. Officials say the semi driver came upon stopped traffic and wasn’t able to stop quickly enough.

Bartolac was urging people to avoid Interstate 5 in that area while officials investigate.

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