KING COUNTY, WA — A semi-truck overturned late Thursday afternoon, closing multiple lanes on State Route 167 in Pacific, according to the Washington State Patrol.
The collision took place in an area near Ellingson Road and was first reported by Trooper Rick Johnson at 4:18 p.m.
Little information has been provided, but authorities said the semi was overloaded and tipped when its driver failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway.
Traffic was forced to get by through a single open lane. By 6:16 p.m., nearly two hours after the wreck, officials said it would take another estimated 30 minutes before the roadway would be reopened to traffic.
🚨Update on the collision on 167🚨 troopers investigating the cause of the crash advised the semi tipped while driving through the curve of the roadway. The semi was overloaded which caused it to tip. ETA to open the roadway is 30min https://t.co/73U7l4wMQ3 pic.twitter.com/csP0hmZldz
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) February 17, 2023
At this time, the WSP has not disclosed the condition of the driver or reported any injuries.
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