It appeared the driver had suffered a medical emergency just prior to the crash.
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Traffic was backed up for over a mile within 15 minutes of the first crash.
The closures are required while workers replace traffic data collection sensors in the area.
The intersection of Grandview Road and Portal Way is scheduled to be closed for 6 days.
Drivers are warned the southbound lanes may not reopen until this evening.
1 person was transported with non-life-threatening injuries from the scene of the crash.
An affidavit from a WSP trooper provided details of the crash and investigation.
For 24-hours-a-day drivers will encounter a lane closure and be directed onto a bypass lane.