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News: WSDOT truck hit by vehicle on SR-18 near west Auburn

by | Aug 28, 2023 | Accidents in the News |

KING COUNTY, WA — A crash involving a Washington State Department of Transportation vehicle was reported Monday morning on State Route 18 near west Auburn, according to the Washington State Patrol.

The collision occurred on a stretch of SR-18 west of SR-167. It was first reported by Trooper Rick Johnson at 8:27 a.m.

Details remain limited, but officials say a WSDOT crew member in a department pickup truck was helping a disabled motorist. At one point, another vehicle struck the pickup, leaving considerable damage to the passenger side of the truck bed.

WSP said the causing driver sustained non-life-threatening injuries, but it was unclear whether the patient was taken to a hospital.

No serious injuries to the WSDOT driver were reported.

By 8:30 a.m., the scene had been cleared from the roadway.

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