Troopers: Motorcyclist dies in crash on I-5 near Federal Way

Southbound lanes of I-5 near Federal Way reopened overnight after a deadly crash involving a motorcyclist.

The crash happened after 7 p.m. Sunday on I-5 near 288th Street. 

According to the Washington State Patrol, troopers tried to stop a motorcyclist who was riding "recklessly."

Troopers said the motorcyclist was speeding on the right shoulder lane, crashed into a tow truck and was ejected. Another vehicle hit the motorcyclist and the rider died at the scene. 

Transportation officials said the scene was cleared after midnight.

The investigation remains ongoing. 

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