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Pedestrian killed in crash on I-5 south of Convention Center

A pedestrian died Sunday morning after he was hit by a car on Interstate 5, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The accident happened on the southbound lanes of the highway between James Street and Union Street. Ambulances performed CPR on the man, but he died at the scene of the crash around 10 a.m., said Trooper Rick Johnson, a spokesman for the agency.

The driver remained at the scene until the Washington State Patrol arrived. The agency does not suspect the driver was weakened, Johnson said.

Officials closed the two right lanes to investigate the case. They encourage drivers to find alternative routes and avoid the area.

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