SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA — A multi-vehicle accident involving a semi-truck was reported Saturday on U.S. Highway 2 in Gold Bar, according to Trooper Rocky Oliphant with Washington State Patrol.
WSP initially reported a two-vehicle collision at around 12:14 p.m., but later confirmed three vehicles were involved.
HWY 2 in Gold Bar – Passenger vehicle went off the road and struck the barrier on right shoulder, crossed into the oncoming lane colliding head on with a semi truck. Vehicle temporarily caught on fire. Believe no serious injuries. Road is currently fully blocking.
— Trooper Rocky Oliphant (@wspd7pio) October 30, 2021
Few details have been provided, but authorities said a passenger vehicle traveled off the roadway and hit the barrier along the right shoulder. It then crossed the center line and into the oncoming lane, where it collided head-on with a semi-truck. The impact of the crash caused the vehicle to catch on fire.
Trooper Rocky Oliphant said no significant injuries were reported.
It was not immediately clear how the third vehicle was impacted or what caused the accident.
A long-term road closure was expected as crews worked to clear the heavy truck and a liquid spill from the roadway.
By 3:32 p.m., more than three hours later, the scene was reported cleared with all lanes reopened.
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