Five semi trucks and three cars collide in crash that shut down I-90 for hours

Washington State Police say that all lanes of I-90 have reopened following a chain reaction crash involving a total of eight vehicles last night. The crash was reported around 8:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-90 approximately two miles east of Cle Elum, according to KOMO News.

The Washington State Patrol reports that heavy rains were falling as the crash occurred. The crash began when a westbound truck lost control and jackknifed onto the right shoulder. A second truck, trying to avoid the jackknifed truck, also lost control and crashed onto the left shoulder.

Two passenger vehicles came to a stop along the right shoulder of I-90 for the crash. Troopers say that a third semi truck hauling double trailers tried to maneuver between the first two crashed trucks and wound up striking the two passenger vehicles on the shoulder. Then a third passenger vehicle struck the other two passenger vehicles, but this driver fled the scene. Two more semi trucks attempted to maneuver between the first two crashed trucks but wound up hitting each other.

Surprisingly, only one minor injury was reported. Troopers say that the driver of the first truck that jackknifed will be cited for driving too fast for conditions. All of the westbound lanes of I-90 were shut down for six hours for the crash but have since reopened.

8 vehicle crash shuts down westbound I-90 near Cle Elum

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Posted by Q13 FOX on Monday, October 1, 2018

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