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News: One injured in semi-truck wreck on Skagit River Bridge near Mt. Vernon

by | Nov 16, 2021 | Accidents in the News |

SKAGIT COUNTY, WA — At least one person was hurt late Tuesday morning in a serious two-vehicle accident on Interstate 5 over the Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon, according to FOX 13 Seattle.

The collision blocked both northbound and southbound lanes on the interstate and was first reported by Washington State Patrol trooper Rocky Oliphant shortly before noon.

According to authorities, a passenger car was struck from behind, causing it to fold in half. Moments later, a semi-truck came to rest on top of the car.

WSP anticipated serious injuries, but only minor injuries appear to have been sustained.

All I-5 lanes over the bridge were initially closed as emergency crews worked the scene, but authorities later reopened a few traffic lanes in both directions.

No further information has been released on the circumstances behind the accident, but wet weather conditions in the area were said to be likely factors.


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