Early reports from the Snohamish County Sheriff’s Department referred to a “parked semi”. New information from the Snohamish County Sheriff’s Department indicates that there was no truck attached to the trailer. The Sheriff’s Department also says that the trailer was parked legally.
Three people were killed and another was injured after an SUV crashed underneath a parked semi trailer in Lynnwood, Washington, this morning.
SUV Vs. Parked Semi Crash Claims Three Lives
The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Alderwood Mall Parkway. A northbound SUV with four occupants slammed into the truck parked along the side of the road. The force of the crash wedged the SUV underneath a trailer.
At least three people were killed this morning after a car crashed into a parked semi-truck in Lynnwood. https://t.co/ylj63S2tDb pic.twitter.com/TzTIHhsZTB
— #Q13FOX (@Q13FOX) July 26, 2017
Two people in the SUV were pronounced dead at the scene. One other person died en route to the hospital. A fifteen year old girl survived and is being treated for unknown injuries.
The truck driver was not present at the time of the crash and wasn’t injured.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the crash.
Police say that it isn’t uncommon for trucks and trailers to park along Alderwood Mall Parkway overnight.
Common for semis to park along AMP. Quick connector to I-5/405. No one in truck when crash happened. @komonews pic.twitter.com/696lfmpbYZ
— lee stoll (@LeeStoll) July 26, 2017
Alderwood Mall Parkway between State Road 525 and 164th Street was shut down for hours for the investigation.
More photos from technical rescue & recovery after vehicle hit the back of a parked semi @SnoCoSheriff still on scene investigating cause pic.twitter.com/sWRZQk5VJe
— lynnwoodfire (@lynnwoodfire) July 26, 2017