Driver killed in semi-truck accident on Mercer Island
Posted on Friday, June 4th, 2021 at 12:09 pm
MERCER ISLAND, WA — The driver of a semi-truck was killed in a single-vehicle accident on Mercer Island early Friday morning, according to Trooper Rick Johnson with the Washington State Patrol for King County.
Just before 2am a semi went off the roadway WB 90 near MP 43. The driver suffered a medical episode and unfortunately did not survive. The passenger sustained bumps and bruises. This will be a long term recovery effort. #UseCaution through the area. pic.twitter.com/fo3LILpYbP
— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) June 4, 2021
The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. on I-90 westbound near mile post 43. The driver of the semi suffered a medical episode, causing the vehicle to veer off the roadway, said Trooper Johnson. A passenger in the vehicle sustained minor injuries.
The recovery effort is expected to take a significant time that involves towing and unloading the semi’s trailer.
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