The body of a man who fell from the Ship Canal Bridge following a Tuesday morning collision was recovered from the water, according to the Washington State Patrol.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Rich Allen identified the man late Tuesday as 22-year-old Jordan Shelley.
The collision occurred around 5 a.m. after a vehicle broke down in the right lane of southbound Interstate 5. The driver exited the car and was standing on the roadway when a second driver ran into the stalled vehicle, according to Allen. The collision pushed the broken-down car into the driver, vaulting him over the edge of the bridge and into the water.
The driver on scene was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and vehicular homicide, Allen said.
The collision caused both cars to roll over, the State Patrol said. Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 were closed for roughly three hours, reopening shortly after 8 a.m.
Allen said police initially received conflicting reports about whether the other driver had been ejected over the bridge or walked away from the scene.
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