A truck driver was killed in a crash that left their truck and trailer twisted in Washington on Monday morning.
The accident happened on August 22nd in Tumwater, Washington just before 8 a.m. at milepost 97 near 113th Ave SW.
Here's another look. The investigation into the collision is underway. Once that's complete, we'll open at least one lane as soon as possible. We're staging equipment for the cleanup. If you're in the backup, please let them through. pic.twitter.com/JfZOyiTFXb— WSDOT Tacoma (@wsdot_tacoma) August 22, 2022
According to Fox 13, the trucker may have suffered a medical emergency, which led to the truck veering off the highway and into the bridge support columns. The crash ripped apart the truck and broke open the trailer, leaving a twisted mess behind. Some diesel was also leaked onto the roadway as a result of the crash.
No other vehicles were involved in the incident. Officials say the overpass will need to be inspected for damages. No further information has been released. Officials were still advising travelers to take alternate routes as of 11:30 a.m.