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News: DUI suspect hurt in crash involving semi on SR-18 near Issaquah

by | Nov 9, 2022 | Accidents in the News |

KING COUNTY, WA — One person was arrested Wednesday morning after an injury crash that caused a semi-truck to overturn on State Route 18 near Issaquah, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The collision occurred on a span of the highway just east of Issaquah-Hobart Road Southeast, near Taylor Mountain Forest Trailhead. It was first reported by Trooper Rick Johnson at 6:35 a.m.

Authorities said a driver in a pickup truck was traveling westbound when they veered into the eastbound lanes and struck a semi-truck. The impact of the crash caused the semi to roll onto its side, and at least one of the vehicles caught fire.

Following the wreck, the driver of the pickup was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. That driver was also taken into custody for suspected intoxication.

Eastbound SR-18 was closed at Issaquah-Hobart Road, and westbound lanes were blocked at Interstate 90 as fire crews were called to the area. Motorists were urged to take alternate routes.

By 9:30 a.m., both eastbound and westbound lanes were reopened to traffic.

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