KING COUNTY, WA — Two people were injured late Wednesday afternoon in a crash involving two semi-trucks on Interstate 5 near south Federal Way, reports the Washington State Patrol.
The accident took place on the northbound interstate at milepost 140, just south of State Route 18. It was first reported by the WSP shortly after 5:00 p.m.
According to officials, a 32-year-old Maple Valley man was driving a 2016 Hino 195 truck northbound in lane 1 at the same time a 28-year-old Seattle man was driving a tractor-trailer in the same lane. As the Seattle man slowed for traffic, he was hit by the other semi.
Officials said the impact of the crash sent the Seattle man’s truck into the gore point, where it came to rest, while the striking semi was sent rolling backwards across all lanes. It hit the left-shoulder guardrail before coming to a stop in the roadway, blocking the HOV lane.
The northbound interstate was shut down for about 3 hours and 13 minutes during the emergency response.
Troopers said the Maple Valley man was transported to Harborview Medical Center with undisclosed injuries while the Seattle man was treated at the scene for more minor injuries. Both patients were wearing seat belts at the time of the wreck.
No further updates have been released at this time.
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