Fatal I-90 crash caused by smoke near Vantage


Fatal I-90 crash caused by smoke near Vantage

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash on I-90 near Vantage on Thursday that Troopers say was caused by smoke from a wildfire. 

Both directions of I-90 were shut down after the collision involving a semi-truck, a truck pulling a travel trailer, another truck and a car. The exact sequence of events is still under investigation, however WSP Trooper Brian Moore tweeted out the collision was caused by poor visibility due to smoke from a wildfire at Ryegrass. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time. 

Trooper Moore says a passenger died on the way to the hospital and a driver from one of the vehicles is in serious condition. 

Washington State Patrol will be investigating the crash and says there will be lane restrictions through the evening. 

Fatal I-90 crash caused by smoke near Vantage

(story: KHQ.com; photos: Washington Sate Patrol)

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