In a somber turn of events on Thursday afternoon, December 21, 2023, deputies from the King County Sheriff’s Office responded to a distressing 911 call, leading to the closure of the northbound lanes of I-5 in Shoreline near 185th Street. The call reported a woman in her late 50s either falling or leaping off the overpass onto the busy interstate.
Upon arrival, authorities confirmed the tragic outcome, declaring the woman dead at the scene. As the investigation unfolded, Major Accident Reconstruction Detectives from the King County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to examine the circumstances surrounding the incident. The responding officials did not immediately release the woman’s identity.
Interstate 5 (I-5), a major north–south route of the Interstate Highway System in the United States, became the site of this unfortunate occurrence. Stretching from the Mexican border at San Ysidro to the Canadian border near Blaine, Washington, I-5 is a crucial thoroughfare linking major cities along the West Coast.
This incident, involving the loss of a life, has brought sorrow and reflection to the community. The closure of the northbound lanes served not only as a practical measure for the investigation but also as a reminder of the human impact of such distressing events on the broader transportation network.
As the Major Accident Reconstruction Detectives delve into the details of this tragic incident, the community mourns the loss and awaits further information regarding the circumstances that led to this unfortunate event on I-5 in Shoreline.