The Washington State Patrol (WSP) confirmed that a truck driver is dead following a single vehicle crash in Yakima early Tuesday morning.
WSP Trooper Chris Thorson said that a semi truck and trailer rolled off an overpass at SR 12 and 1st Street.
Traffic alert in Yakima: WSP is on scene of a semi truck and trailer that rolled off an overpass at SR 12 and 1st Street. The driver is deceased/no other cars involved. Media staging area is on north 1st Street, south of the scene. No ETA to open the surrounding roads. pic.twitter.com/xprbgZWbeB
— Trooper C. Thorson (@wspd3pio) March 1, 2022
Thorson said that the driver is deceased and that no other vehicles were involved.
The identity of the truck driver has not been released.
The Yakima Police Department says that “N 1st St. from R St to the I-82 Interchange will be closed most of the day” due to the fatal crash.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.