Washington State Patrol

Kalama Man Dies After Being Hit by Semi on Interstate 5

By The Chronicle

A Kalama man was killed Wednesday morning after running into traffic on Interstate 5 at milepost 32 in Cowlitz County where he was hit by a semi truck, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Jeremy J. Martin, 34, of Kalama, died of his injuries at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Kalama.

According to the WSP, Martin parked on the Kalama River Road onramp to Northbound I-5, exited his vehicle and ran into the northbound lanes, where he was hit by a semi truck.

Drugs or alcohol were not suspected to be a factor.

No charges are pending.