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Corn Spills In Multi-Vehicle Crash On Washington’s I-90


A truck driver was injured near Cle Elum this morning when he rolled his rig, during a chain-reaction crash that left the interstate covered in corn.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-90 west of Cle Elum.

Initial Rollover Causes Several Chain Reaction Crashes

Troopers say that 35 year old truck driver Michael S. Casey changed lanes in an attempt to avoid fog. The lane change caused Casey’s truck to roll.

Fifty-nine year old truck driver Thomas Hume saw Casey crash and tried to take evasive maneuvers to avoid the wrecked truck. However, he over corrected and wound up rolling his own truck, which was hauling corn. Large amounts of corn spilled out onto the roadway during the crash.

Then 55 year old motorist Cynthia Sneed also swerved to avoid the rolled semis and rear ended a semi driven by 46 year old Richard Globe, who was on the shoulder as he also tried to avoid the crashed trucks.

The crash recovery caused heavy traffic backups on I-90. In those backups, a motorist rear ended another vehicle in slowed traffic. That motorist suffered serious injuries.

Hume was hurt and taken to the hospital for treatment of non life threatening injuries.

Two Truckers Charged Following Crash

The Washington State Patrol says that Casey was driving too fast. Casey and Hume were both charged with a “wheels off the roadway” violation.


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