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Woman’s improper lane change caused crash that killed trucker, police say

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Washington State Police have shared new information about a crash that claimed the life of a semi truck driver on Monday.

The crash occurred around noon on Monday near Southcenter, Washington.

Troopers say that 64 year old truck driver Steven Garner was southbound on I-5 at I-405 when the crash occurred.

According to police, a 49 year old woman was merging off of I-405 when she struck Garner’s truck.

The crash caused the semi truck to strike a guardrail and to crash down an embankment.

Garner died at the scene.

The motorist was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Police say that improper lane change was the cause of the fatal crash.

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